We can save money and have compassion for our neighbors, by making Minnesota a place where everyone has safe, affordable housing.
John Marty, Apple Pie Alliance
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October 22, 2014 | Despite Minnesota's improving economy, many are still struggling. There are 14,000 homeless people in Minnesota, including 4000 children. Many homeless people were doing okay, until losing their job, developing health problems, facing domestic violence, or battling mental illness or addiction.
Becoming homeless aggravates such problems, and people's lives often fall apart as a result. On top of the personal pain for them and their families, homelessness leads to higher costs for schools, hospitals and emergency rooms, law enforcement, and social services.
John Marty is a member of the Minnesota Senate, representing District 66, which includes portions of Ramsey County in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area.
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