Central Minnesota Continuum of Care has effectively ended veterans’ homelessness in that region of the state — and Governor Tim Walz issued a proclamation Tuesday in Saint Cloud applauding that accomplishment. Walz says Minnesota is on track to become the fourth state to end veterans’ homelessness:
“Every veteran we lose weakens who we are, it weakens our commitment. Every veteran that’s pulled off the streets, saved, and put back into where they need to be, in the work that all of you have done, strengthens all of us.”
There are still 278 homeless veterans in Minnesota, but none of them are on a waiting list for care in the 13-county central Minnesota area. Continuum of Care aims to make homelessness among veterans rare enough that if a veteran becomes homeless, they can respond quickly enough to provide them housing within 90 days.