Minneapolis shelter sees alarming rise in number of homeless families

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A homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis said it is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of homeless families it is providing a safe haven for, KSTP-TV reported.

The People Serving People homeless shelter said that about two-thirds of the people sleeping at their shelter on any given night are children.

A shelter official blamed the increase on the lack of affordable housing, as well as the lack of employment and child care.

The shelter estimated that about 400 people sleep at the facility on any given night.

See KSTP video from the story below.

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