State homeless advocates urge focus on prevention, housing, employment


A statewide homeless advocacy group is proposing a series of measures it hopes the Legislature will take up to prevent homelessness, make housing more affordable and offer homeless individuals more job opportunities. > Wisconsin State Journal

Ben Carson visits Wisconsin, says battling drug addiction will help reduce homelessness


Combating drug addiction is a crucial step to curbing homelessness in the United States — and that includes cutting off the drug supply, U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in Wisconsin Wednesday. Carson’s comments came during a Hunger and Homelessness Summit convened by U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. > Wausau Daily Herald

Committee hears testimony on GOP bills that would change tenant-landlord relationship



While sponsors of Republican legislation argue it would promote affordable housing and create a fair rental housing market, others say it would tilt power more toward landlords and limit municipal powers. Some even say it could contribute to homelessness in Wisconsin. > Cap Times

Wisconsin signs extension for funding homeless vet programs


The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs says its programs for homeless veterans will remain open at state homes in King and Union Grove. State officials learned in June that federal reimbursements for the homeless housing programs would end in September. But after appealing to the Trump administration, a one-year extension was granted. > AP News / Star Tribune

Wisconsin gets funding reprieve for homeless veterans


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President Trump’s administration has decided to extend funding to house homeless veterans at state homes in King and Union Grove, Wisconsin. State officials learned late Friday they would receive the money for another year to give them time to consider overhauling its programs to qualify for more permanent funding. > AP News / US News

Wisconsin lawmakers from both sides demand homeless vet funds be restored


A bipartisan group of over 80 Wisconsin legislators demanded Friday that President Trump restore funding to put homeless veterans in two state homes, warning that the cut would worsen veterans’ suffering. The state learned in mid-June that funding will end in September for programs at homes in King and Union Grove. > Beloit Daily News

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