(St. Paul, MN 01/24/2018)–Episcopal Homes hosted a round-table discussion Thursday morning at the Kings Crossing location to discuss the impact of the partial government shut-down on affordable housing and food programs for community members. Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota Housing Commissioner, Jennifer Ho and other officials spoke with Kings Crossing residents about the possible impact of the shutdown on their housing and food assistance. Local news agencies were present.
“Our residents are not going to be impacted with changes to their rents. It is possible that HUD PRAC grant payments to Episcopal Homes will be affected, depending on how long the shutdown lasts. With food programs, there is funding in place through January and February for residents receiving SNAP and NAPS benefits. There is no question that anxiety and fear are on the rise, but there is not yet a direct impact on affordable housing or food,” said Marvin Plakut, CEO, Episcopal Homes of Minnesota.
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