County Board OKs $25M for 1,393 affordable housing units

The Ramsey County Board approved almost $25 million for affordable housing in May, providing financial assistance for 18 new and existing apartment buildings. Many of the buildings are in Saint Paul, including several downtown and in Highland Park and Ramsey…

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In wake of lawsuit, West 7th day shelter seeks new location

Freedom House's homeless clients may be back on street in May. Freedom House, a day shelter for people who are homeless at 296 W. Seventh St., will close its doors when its lease expires in May. Its building could become…

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State aid sought for homeless shelters in St. Paul

Ramsey County’s effort to obtain new funding for its emergency homeless shelter network continues on several fronts at the state Capitol. Without additional support, local officials fear that people who are homeless will have no place to shelter when the…

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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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