Homelessness and Housing in the La Crosse Area
On 6/21 and 6/28, the La Crosse Public Library hosted a pair of programs focused on Homelessness and Housing in the La Crosse area. We are sharing links to recordings of both programs. The first night focused on homelessness, its root causes, the shortcomings of current approaches, and the broad outlines of what solutions can look like. The second night focused on the housing crisis, challenges in developing affordable housing in La Crosse, the difficulties of renting, and an array of solutions with real world examples of implementation.
The programming included previous Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness leaders, Mark Shimpf and Julie McDermid; La Crosse's former planning department head, Jason Gilman; members of local tenant advocacy group Coulee Tenants United; and CouleeCAP's community development director Ashley Lacenski.