From the Star Tribune:
Minneapolis is launching its most aggressive effort yet to help homeless students succeed in school at a time when homelessness in Minnesota is at a record high.
The new Stable Homes, Stable Schools pilot program, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, will provide rental assistance and intensive social services to the families of about 650 students in Minneapolis Public Schools over the next three years. Officials plan to house the first group of families next month.
The program involves the city, school district, county and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and is a key initiative for Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who has stressed the need for affordable housing — the lack of which has a particularly devastating impact on schoolchildren, research shows.
Read the Star Tribune's article “In Minneapolis, a bold plan to help homeless schoolchildren takes shape,” featuring the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.