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Bemidji Program To Increase Housing for Tenants Exiting Alcohol and Drug Recovery

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When you’re low income, housing is a huge problem. When you’re low income and in alcohol and drug recovery, housing can be an even greater problem. There is an initiative in the Bemidji area that aims to get landlords and tenants in the vulnerable position of chemical recovery, on the same page.

Click the "Listen" player above to hear Lance Egley Co-Chair of Northern Access, Andrew Erholtz, participating landlord from Vision Properties, and Beltrami County Commissioner and Executive Director of the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless, Reed Olson speak with KAXE/KBXE's Katie Carter about the program.

The Stable Supported Rental Housing Plan will provide supports for both tenants and landlords to secure housing for those in precarious life situations. Those interested in learning more can participate in the Stable Supported Rental Housing roll out on Thursday, September 15th from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Email lcegley@paulbunyan.net for access to the Zoom link.

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.
Max Philbrook (he/him) is a Producer at KAXE focused on telling the stories of the people, events, and organizations that make up the fabric of northern Minnesota. Based out of Grand Rapids, Max spends his time reading fiction at the library, seeing sports and live music, and supporting the arts and cultural events in the area. Get in touch with Max if you have a story to tell, an event to publicize, or just want to chat about life in the northland.