Rhonda Otteson is the executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. Previously, she was the executive director of The Link of Northern Kandiyohi County and spent almost 10 years working at Heartland Community Action Agency, where she oversaw state and federal housing programs that served people experiencing homelessness.
The recent Reformer article on the Franklin Street encampment highlighted the ongoing crisis of unsheltered homelessness, especially in the Indigenous community. There is undoubtedly a housing and homelessness crisis in Minneapolis and in communities all across Minnesota. State and local governments must invest in the services and infrastructure to address it on a systemic level. […]