Recent Blog Posts

Housing as a basic human right?

“As I read ‘Evicted,’ so many faces of families who’ve sought help at Solid Ground flashed through my mind: parents stuck in minimum wage jobs; families who can’t find housing because of minor criminal histories; parents who struggle with mental and chemical health issues; people who lose their housing because of their own poor decisions […]

Learning Curve

“Poverty forces you to think only about how to meet your most basic needs; it’s hard to plan for tomorrow when you’re focused on just surviving today. And when you can’t plan for the future, you just get more of the same, or worse. The cycle continues.” Read more from Executive Director, Trisha Cummins Kauffman, […]

Solid Ground Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

  Solid Ground’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that Solid Ground has been evaluated and earned this top distinction. “Solid Ground’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates […]

Summer Internship at Solid Ground

I am a student finishing a degree in human services. I had the task to get an internship in some sort of work related to my degree. My first pick was Solid Ground. I decided on Solid Ground because I was unfamiliar with the population that the organization serves. Living in the area for many […]

Out of Reach Minnesota 2017

The Minnesota Housing Partnership recently released their report Out of Reach Minnesota 2017: The growing gap between wages and rent.  This study breaks down data to the local level, showing us that in Ramsey and Washington County, a renter must earn $20.88 per hour to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment, while estimated hourly mean renter wages are $16.71 and […]