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Report: More homeless kids found in Minnesota's biggest cities

Homelessness is on the rise in the state's largest cities, a report released Tuesday by the Minnesota Housing Partnership says. In the second quarter of this year, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth school districts reported nearly 1,000 newly homeless children, according to the report.
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A new report from the Minnesota Housing Partnership indicates that homelessness is ticking upward, and so are rents.

There's good news for homeowners – home prices are rebounding in the Twin Cities. But the news was worse for the less affluent.

The report says there were more than 9,000 homeless children in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth public school districts combined throughout the school year, with 1,000 of those newly homeless.

And rents in the Twin Cities in the second quarter of this year went up by $17 to an average of $951 per month, MPR notes. The vacancy rate sat at a low 2.7 percent.

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