Rose French writes about religious and spiritual matters for the Star Tribune. Before arriving in the Twin Cities this fall, she covered religion for the Associated Press in Tennessee, where she wrote about the Southern Baptists, United Methodists, Gideons and other religious groups and issues.
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A major new housing development for Twin Cities metro homeless is scheduled to be dedicated next Thursday.
The seven-story Higher Ground building in downtown Minneapolis will offer 336 housing units for people “experiencing varying degrees of homelessness,” according to a released statement from Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which will operate the building.
“Higher Ground will have an emergency shelter, supportive housing and efficiency apartments,” the statement reads. “It also will have several computer labs and be staffed with case managers who help clients solve medical issues and seek employment and stable housing. The goal of the facility is to give area homeless the tools they need to become productive members of society.”
A grand opening and dedication ceremony for the new building — located at 165 Glenwood Ave. — will be held June 7 at 4:30 p.m.
Catholic Charities worked with the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, the Community Housing Development Corp. and other businesses and foundations to design, fund and build the facility.