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At least 104 people in Douglas County won't be home tonight. There are 43 homeless adults and 61 homeless children in the county. That hit home with Douglas County commissioners and the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP).


SWMHP is applying to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for low-income housing tax credits to redevelop six units of the Lakewood Apartments in Alexandria into permanent supportive housing for long-term homeless households.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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