In the 2018-19 school year, 237 La Crosse County students reported to staff that they were homeless. A local coalition of nonprofits has formed to work on finding solutions to the problem.
A Housing First policy is not only the moral solution, it also would save money, as Republican-led Utah has shown.
PETITION: We’re calling on city and county leaders to work together to end homelessness in La Crosse by 2025.
Mark Schimpf: Too often, we expect people who are homeless to rise to meet the barriers posed, indirectly or otherwise, by shelter systems.
A look at questions related to capacity at local shelters, the number of people sleeping outside, and why some are choosing not to use those shelters.
Jessica Olson: The City should focus on finding and funding a single building that can provide safe housing for the unsheltered.
More than 30 people were asked to leave a motel that was being rented for the homeless on Nov. 1. A week later, one of them died in a storage unit he’d moved into.
La Crosse County announced a short-term plan Friday to provide hotel vouchers to covid positive individuals who are currently unsheltered.
Homeless people who’ve tested positive for Covid-19 are living on the streets in La Crosse with nowhere else to go, a health official has warned.
The nurses are organizing medical and other aid for those sleeping outside in La Crosse at a special event next Tuesday.