Restraining order sought in legal fight over Freedom House

The legal battle over the operation of the Freedom House day shelter at 296 W. Seventh St. continues, with a temporary restraining order to be considered in Ramsey County District Court on December 28. Citing concerns about a sudden shutdown…

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New rules open door to homeless day shelters across St. Paul

Months of debate came to an end on November 10 when the Saint Paul City Council unanimously adopted new zoning rules that allow daytime drop-in shelters for homeless people to open in neighborhoods throughout the city. The new rules were…

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City reviews proposed rules for locating homeless shelters

The Saint Paul Planning Commission on August 20 will review a proposed set of rules that would regulate where facilities serving homeless people may be located. The commission’s Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee revised the regulations on August 10 following…

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Saint Paul uses $5.1M in rescue funds for backlog of needs

More than $5.1 million from the federal American Rescue Plan will be spent on a variety of pressing needs in Saint Paul, including increased public safety measures, criminal court prosecutions, and street and crosswalk restriping. The Saint Paul City Council…

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Debate continues over proposed zoning for homeless day shelters

Some call for more conditions on places like Freedom House Located in an old fire station at 296 W. Seventh St., Freedom House has become part of Saint Paul's long and complicated effort to help people who lack shelter. Photo…

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Federation to review zoning for homeless shelters

A meeting on Saint Paul’s proposed homeless services zoning study will be hosted by the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Palace Community Center, 781 Palace Ave. The meeting is in-person and will be…

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New policy would designate zones for homeless shelters across city

Day shelters that provide a place for people who are homeless to relax, shower, eat and access other services could be allowed in parts of Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland and other Saint Paul neighborhoods if a zoning policy change is approved…

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Freedom House’s homeless clients trouble West 7th businesses

Kathy Gosiger was preparing for a busy evening as general manager of Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub when a young man walked in with a backpack and a skateboard. Backpacks are not allowed in the pub. Gosiger told the man…

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City boosts services for homeless with new daytime, overnight shelters

Services for Saint Paul’s homeless population made great strides with the recent launch of a day shelter in Saint Paul’s West End neighborhood and plans for the March opening of an overnight shelter for homeless families in Highland Park. Still,…

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West Seventh fire station becomes day shelter for homeless

The Saint Paul City Council approved a lease on November 18 with the Listening House to operate a day shelter for homeless people out of the former Fire Station 51, 296 W. Seventh St. The lease is for $1 and…

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