Advocacy

Beyond Hiawatha: Need for Affordable Housing is Everywhere

The homeless camps along Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis and Cathedral Hill in St. Paul have brought much attention recently to the issue of homelessness and the need for more shelter and affordable housing in our area.  Some people are moved to bring food and clothing to those in need, or to get involved in other […]

Getting Ahead

For families that experience poverty and homelessness, meeting their basic needs is often the only thing they have on their minds. “What will we eat tonight? Where will we sleep tonight?” or “What will we wear?” are three questions families ask themselves every day. In these awful circumstances, often questions such as “How can my […]

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 […]