Acting on Faith is Beacon's annual gathering of our collaborating congregations to stand together for justice and home.
When: Thursday, May 12, at 7 pm. Register now.
Where: St. Mary's University Center, Minneapolis
What: This year's theme is Investing in Potential. We'll ask public officials to stand with us to end homelessness by funding supportive housing.
Who: CONFIRMED: Hennepin County Board Chair Jan Callison and Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Johnson-Piper will be there -- will YOU????
These key decision-makers need to see that many people in the county and state want to invest in housing with support that people need to transform their lives - the bigger the crowd, the more powerful our voice. Register today.
We will ask for three specific investments:
- 66 West On-Site Support for Youth - Funding from the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners that votes on its budget in December 2016.
- Homeless Youth Act – Increased funding by June 2017 for the Homeless Youth Act, which provides necessary funding for Nicollet Square, Prior Crossing and 66 West and other youth-serving organizations.
- Unlocking Opportunities Legislation – We are proposing new funding by June 2017 through the Minnesota Department of Human Services for services, rent and operating subsidies to people locked out of opportunities because of their histories of unemployment, homelessness, and criminal backgrounds. This new funding could include those who will live at Great River Landing.