Suburban Homelessness Rising in Dakota County
In Dakota County, the number of homeless individuals
or those at imminent risk of being homeless rose to
1,013 on any given night
according to point-in-time surveys conducted by the county in 2012.
Last summer, Eagan Patch editors interviewed
government agencies, nonprofits, school officials and others
to find out why the homelessness rate in the county is rising.
All that information came together in a 19-piece series published in August
—a project that included articles authored by Eagan Patch staff
and guest columns from local experts on the issue.