The Minneapolis Convention Center opened its doors to an estimated 1,800 homeless people Monday. They had access to services ranging from dental care and haircuts to mental health and job counseling.
One of the organizers of Project Homeless Connect tells WCCO radio a rental vacancy rate of less than two percent in the city has helped make affordable housing tough to come by. This was the 14th edition of the twice-yearly event at the Convention Center.
Here's more about Project Homeless Connect and a documentary on the project produced by TPT: