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Housing for long-term homeless aided by Central Corridor

One of the billed attractions of the Central Corridor project — the proposed light rail line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis — is that it will bring development and improvements to the area, particularly along University Avenue.

Part of that promise is coming to fruition with the Metropolitan Council’s agreement to contribute $448,800 for supportive housing for the long-term homeless near the light rail line.

The money will be used to help with asbestos abatement at a vacant nursing home on Lexington Parkway, near I-94 and about four blocks south of the planned rail line. The building will be converted into 48 supportive apartments for people who have been homeless for a long time.

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 02/27/2009 - 02:42 pm.

    This is a GREAT use of public funds, as is the federal funding to rehab foreclosed houses described in another article today.

    There’s been a lot to be ashamed of over the last eight years in America — things too expensive to be addressed with small donations by individuals. It’s good to see the end of that era.

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