Sarah McKenzie

County approves funding for extended homeless shelter hours

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The Hennepin County Board recently approved funding for two Minneapolis homeless shelters that have extended their morning hours. 

The board voted March 3 to approve $100,000 in additional funding for Catholic Charities’ Higher Ground shelter, 165 Glenwood Ave., and Simpson Housing Service’s overnight shelter, 2740 1st Ave. S.

The shelters expanded their hours earlier this winter. Higher Ground’s 171-bed emergency shelter is now open 5 p.m.–10 a.m. The pay-for-stay shelter, which has 80 beds, is open 4 p.m.­–10 a.m.

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