Employment

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]