Homeless in Hennepin County

  • Updated: January 15, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Some 50 homeless women sleep in an open hallway at the Salvation Army's Harbor Lights on most nights under bright fluorescent lights, because there's nowhere else to put them. On some nights some men have to sleep in chairs. Numbers released Friday say homeless numbers are the highest in Hennepin County in a decade, a fallout from the poor economy, high foreclosure rates and brutally tight housing market that leaves few options for low income renters. The surge comes despite the work of dozens of agencies that spend millions of dollars on the problem.

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