Housing stability update: November 13, 2020

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Housing Stability Update

Thank you for subscribing to this e-newsletter for updates on Ramsey County’s efforts to address housing stability to support those experiencing homelessness. We will regularly share timely updates on our website (ramseycounty.us/housingstability) and through this e-newsletter.

Temporary women’s and couples' shelter at Luther Seminary

Ramsey County is hosting a virtual community town hall on Nov. 17 to discuss a potential temporary shelter for women and couples experiencing homelessness at the vacant Stub Hall dormitory at Luther Seminary, located in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul. This is the first step in a community process to evaluate this potential shelter location.

Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 17
5-6:30 p.m.
Join via Zoom or phone

Virtual town halls on housing stability continue

Over the last several days, dozens of community members participated in two more virtual town halls to discuss housing stability in Ramsey County.

On Monday, the county hosted a webinar to discuss homelessness, housing and the recent leasing of the Bethesda Hospital site as a new shelter facility. Watch a recording of this meeting.

On Tuesday, the City of Saint Paul hosted a webinar about a possible new day shelter operated by Listening House in a former city fire station at the corner of W. 7th Street and Grand Avenue. Watch a recording of this meeting.

We appreciate everyone who joined either of these town halls and shared their feedback!

Additional ways to provide feedback

If you weren't able to attend these town halls, we encourage you to reach out to us with your immediate feedback and questions.

New Director of Housing Stability: Keith Lattimore

Keith Lattimore

This week, Ramsey County hired Keith Lattimore as the first director of the county’s Housing Stability Department. While leading the department’s mission to consolidate housing services and programs and reduce racially biased housing disparities in Ramsey County, Mr. Lattimore will also be responsible for continuing to build the department and strengthening its relations with the valuable partnerships that make our work in housing stability possible. Read more about Keith Lattimore and the Housing Stability Department.

Ramsey County and its partners have leveraged CARES funding to provide emergency shelter, temporary housing in hotels and respite care facilities for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.