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Mayor Reynolds puts out statement regarding homelessness efforts in La Crosse

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FILE - Tents set up under the shade of a tree in Houska Park on an August evening, where about 70 of La Crosse's 90-100 homeless are camping. (PHOTO: Rick Solem)

La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds released a statement Thursday, regarding the efforts the city is working on to address homelessness.

It comes about a week after a joint city-county effort failed to purchase the Chamber of Commerce building across from City Hall.

The news of that effort, essentially boosted the property’s profile with multiple buyers and it then sold for $2.1 million.

In the fall, the city used $700,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding to acquire housing for the unsheltered at a motel, who had been living in Houska Park over the summer and fall.

The city also hired a homeless coordinator to help with these efforts.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Colleen LeBlanc

    January 7, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Bravo Mayor Mitch Reynolds! Well said. Your stated goals are timely and show compassion for those less fortunate. Let’s hope your goals can be realized. Thank you.

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