Ramsey County, Minnesota is now an official funder for the Redirecting Users of Shelter to Housing (RUSH) program, a permanent supportive housing program for people with chronic homelessness. Starting January 1, 2019, the county is providing $200,000 per year for a two-year contract with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and RADIAS Health. The county funding will be used to fund two full-time outreach workers. The program goal is to move frequent users of emergency shelters into stable housing, reduce arrests, and reduce emergency room use. RUSH is a cross-sector collaboration that launched in January . . .
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