Office to End Homelessness
If you need housing assistance, call 2-1-1.
On any given night in Hennepin County, more than 3,000 men, women, children, and young adults are homeless. Homelessness is an expensive and unacceptable community problem. We can end it.
In 2006, the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County adopted a 10-year plan to end homelessness, entitled Heading Home Hennepin. This plan was developed by a commission of business and civic leaders, human service support agencies, advocates, and individuals who have experienced homelessness. It has since garnered community-wide support. Part of a burgeoning national initiative, Heading Home Hennepin was created to address the continued cycle of homelessness and change the cultural paradigm from managing it to ending it.
Homelessness affects us all
- Homelessness negatively impacts the educational achievement of our future workforce.
- Homelessness negatively impacts community livability.
- Homelessness is expensive.
- Homelessness is traumatic for all who experience it.
Homelessness in Hennepin County
- Nearly half of all people experiencing homelessness in our community are children.
- From July 2007 through June 2008, roughly 5,500 children and young adults in the Minneapolis Public School system were identified as homeless.
- One-third of all women in shelters with their children are victims of domestic violence.