Mayor of La Crosse says city is working on securing funding to help homeless

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The City of La Crosse is working on securing funding to help those who are homeless.

The City’s Finance and Personnel Committee will vote Thursday night on allocating funds for temporary winter shelter.

That includes the city renting out rooms in hotels or motels for people who are homeless.

Mayor Mitch Reynolds says the city needs long-term solutions for those living without shelter in the city.

“We’re at crisis levels of an unsheltered population here in La Crosse. We’ve never seen this before, and so there really isn’t a solid plan in place for the city to really deal with that,” says Reynolds.

Reynolds also says the city is in the process of hiring a Homeless Services Coordinator to help find long-term solutions.

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