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Ashley Ladbury, Fargo, Published January 05 2013

Letter: Safe housing the best solution

The Forum’s article on the FM Sheltering Churches project (Dec. 16) shed much-needed light on the issue of homelessness in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Moorhead legislators are aware of the homelessness in our community and have the support of the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons to address the issue in St. Paul. The Homes for All Minnesota Coalition has proposed a legislative agenda that would reduce the number of homeless children and youth in our community and across the state. These policies would invest in affordable housing development, rental assistance, and housing with services.

As The Forum article mentioned, a sufficient supply of affordable, safe housing is the long-term and practical solution to end homelessness in our community.

Ladbury is co-chairwoman, Legislative and Advocacy Committee, FM Coalition for Homeless Persons.