Subeck explains how proposed bills could help the homeless

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In this short clip from WPT’s “Closer Look”, State Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) explains how bills she proposed would help house the homeless population. Subeck aims to fund the bills by increasing government vouchers for housing, and to fund a program to help prevent evictions in cases of a temporary financial crisis.  >  Wisconsin Public Television

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch talks homelessness on WPT’s “Here & Now”

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The state Assembly passed four bills on homelessness this week: one bringing together state agencies to form a coordinating council lead by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and another awarding a $75,000 grant to one community to find jobs for its homeless population. Watch the Kleefisch segment from WPT’s “Here & Now” program here.  >  Wisconsin Public Television

Dems say GOP bills only offer ‘cosmetic solution’ to homelessness

In the face of backlash from Democrat lawmakers for inadequately addressing homelessness, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a series of Republican bills offering housing, employment and support for the homeless this week.  >  Badger Herald

Baldwin visits, praises Racine’s tiny-house village for homeless veterans

A tiny-house village for homeless veterans under development by Racine-based Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin got a visit Friday from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who called it “inspiring on all fronts.” The group has so far laid five tiny homes on their foundations, almost ready for veterans to occupy them.  >  Racine Journal Times

WSJ editorial: Pass bills for homeless, but we’ll be watching for more

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke calls his Republican bills to fight homelessness across the state “a meaningful first step.” He’s right. Yet further steps must include more investment and follow through. We’ll be watching closely and urging a sustained commitment.  > Wisconsin State Journal