Wisconsin governor, state agency leader and legislators discuss housing insecurity

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a person sleeps next to a wheelchair on a park bench
In this Sept. 19, 2017 photo, a person sleeps next to a wheelchair on a park bench in downtown Portland, Ore. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

How can Wisconsin prevent and end homelessness? We hear from Gov. Tony Evers, the leader of Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families, and two state legislators. We explore initiatives focused on housing, youth, mental health and more.

Featured in this Show

  • Gov. Tony Evers discusses response to homelessness in Wisconsin

    This year, Gov. Tony Evers signed into law $525 million for affordable housing initiatives through the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. The governor joins the show to discuss issues related to homelessness, such as affordable housing, minimum wage and mental health.

  • How a Wisconsin agency aims to support youth and families experiencing homelessness

    The state government’s budget includes $1 million annually to support homeless families through child welfare programs. The secretary of the state Department of Children and Families explains efforts to reduce homelessness.

  • Rep. Jimmy Anderson urges new tenant protections

    This month, a package of bills was introduced in the state Legislature aimed at protecting tenant rights. We talk with Rep. Jimmy Anderson, D-Fitchburg, about how the proposals would affect homelessness.

  • Sen. Chris Kapenga focuses on workforce issues related to homelessness

    This year, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 2.4 percent. State Senate President Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, discusses the state of Wisconsin’s workforce and ways to reduce homelessness.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Governor Tony Evers Guest
  • Emilie Amundson Guest
  • Rep. Jimmy Anderson Guest
  • Chris Kapenga Guest

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