As the 2020 legislative session kicked off, many lawmakers have put Minnesota’s housing crisis under a microscope. From funding ideas and others solutions to relieve the shortage of affordable housing to a tour of two Twin Cities homeless shelters, the March 4, 2020 episode of Almanac at the Capitol zoomed in on how lawmakers are addressing the state’s housing crunch.

Housing the Homeless


Explore Opportunity Center and Dorothy Day Place, and get an inside look at how the system works.

An Interview With Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho


Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho talks about the state’s challenges in affordable housing and more.

What’s in store for 2020 housing legislation?


Building on bipartisan momentum to address the statewide housing crisis from the 2019 legislative session, Governor Walz has again made housing a top priority in 2020.


For decades, Twin Cities PBS has covered stories about homelessness and affordable housing. Check out our collection “Under One Roof: Stories of Minnesota’s Housing Crisis.”

“Get a job!” “Go to a shelter!” So many misconceptions swirl around the issue of homelessness in Minnesota, many of them driven by persistent stereotypes. Explore five of the most prevalent – and false – notions about what it means to be homeless in our state.