In plan to end homelessness, Matt Talbot will find, pay for apartments

Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, which has long served hot meals to the homeless during the day, will soon offer them something warm at night, too. Beds. The nonprofit announced Monday its role in an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Lincoln — finding and renting apartments for 18 chronically homeless individuals and families, who…

Housing offers hope for homeless veterans

A new apartment building on the St. Cloud VA Health Care System campus aims to provide permanent housing for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Linden Grove Veteran Apartments on 12th Avenue North has 37 furnished apartments, including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. It was a public-private partnership between the VA…

A knock on the door brings help for homeless families in motels

Last Aug. 27, about 30 people — half from law-enforcement agencies and half from social-service agencies — descended on a motel on Madison’s Far East Side. With the manager’s permission, they knocked on 68 motel room doors. Inside, they found 22 homeless families, plus numerous homeless single people. Of the 32 children the teams encountered,…

Madison Opens Doors To Biggest Housing Project For Homeless

Madison opened its biggest residential project for the chronically homeless this week, giving them a permanent place to stay with on-site support for mental health, addiction and other issues. The 60 apartments, located on Madison’s east side, are part of a national movement known as “Housing First.” Tenants pay no more than 30 percent of…