Ending Homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County
Homelessness is a problem that affects every sector of our community; from business owners to law enforcement and public schools to the homeless themselves, everyone benefits from ending homelessness in our community. The city of Minneapolis and Hennepin County have recently passed a plan to end homelessness in our community by the year 2016. This 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, also known as Heading Home Hennepin, was developed by business and civic leaders, advocates, community members and individuals who have experienced homelessness. It was created to help address the growing problem of homelessness, and change the paradigm from managing it to ending it.
The Office to End Homelessness was is a city/county partnership created with support from Mayor R.T. Rybak and Commissioner Gail Dorfman, as well as extensive support from both the Minneapolis City Council and the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.
Visit the Office to End Homelessness site to read the Heading Home Hennepin report and for more information on efforts to end homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.
Project Homelessness Connect:
Project Homeless Connect is a one-stop shop model for delivering services to people experiencing homelessness. Twice each year, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Relations department partner with service providers, businesses, citizens, and faith congregations to bring multiple resources to one central location where people can come to access the services they need.
These services include housing, employment, medical care, mental health care, benefits and legal assistance, eye doctors, haircuts, chiropractic, and dental care. The first of these events occurred on December 14, 2005, at the Basilica of St. Mary. It was a tremendous success, involving 250 volunteers and service providers and serving over 500 men, women, children, and youth experiencing homelessness.
Office to End Homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County
A2308 Government Center
300 South 6 th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-1605
Matthew Ayres, Program Analyst
The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 612-673-3737.
Last updated Jul. 22, 2013