Video: Better Wages Break Poverty Cycle
Too many Minnesotans who work don't make enough to afford stable housing. While there are a number of charity organizations that provide shelter, better wages would allow these Minnesotans to find more suitable long-term housing.
It's part of the reason a broad coalition of faith, labor, non-profits and direct service organizations are working to raise Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour.
Recently, Minnesota 2020 visited the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality in Moorhead, a place that provides housing for men in the Red River Valley. It's director says $9.50 an hour would help many of her residents find a more permanent place to live.