‘We Are Going To Be There’: Gov. Tim Walz Working To End Veteran Homelessness In Minnesota
15 Aug 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz is leading the effort to have Minnesota declared the fourth state in the U.S. to put an end to veteran homelessness.
“Our veterans are not victims and we are not asking for charity; we are asking for partners and I want them to know that we are going to be there,” Walz said.
Walz is speaking to landlords and property owners, hoping they will help place vets who are on the veteran homeless registry in their own place.
“We really needed that landlord support in order to get housing for these last 207 veterans that are on our list. We are going to need about 450 units total,” Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke said.
Many of the landlords in attendance felt the calling for help, and dedicated space in their properties exclusively to veterans.