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La Crosse County Board may vote on emergency housing funds for this winter



A La Crosse County plan to offer emergency funds for housing this winter comes before the full county board for vote Thursday.

Last week, the board’s executive committee approved plans to spend leftover money from a homelessness prevention program to pay for expenses such as hotel vouchers.

The aim is to limit the number of people sent to community shelters during the cold weather months.

The $169,000 in funding would come from what remains of a county prevention plan that started with $500,000 in 2018.

The money could be used for a hotel voucher program, similar to what the city of La Crosse did last winter, or to find other types of temporary shelter. The special use of those funds would be permitted until the end of April.

The county board meeting starts at 6 p.m at the administrative building on 6th Street. Here’s the agenda.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Brian Mroch

    October 20, 2022 at 1:00 am

    The real problem is this county landlord and not working with attendance in town and always constantly changing the rent and not allowing some one that has been homeless to rent a place because of no rent history

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