The corner of Hennepin and Franklin hosts Burch Steak, one of the city’s premier restaurants that combines gourmet steaks with pizzas to accommodate a range of budgets. The same corner is also a popular spot for homeless seeking assistance from passers-by. Minnesota’s homeless population reached a record number in 2019, over 10,000 people. African Americans and American Indians are over-represented in Minnesota’s homeless population, partly due to lack of affordable housing and availability of rental units. Both of these conditions have been exacerbated by the pandemic, and record evictions are now expected. “Vote for Change” is inextricably linked to meeting diverse budgetary needs and ending homelessness. Learn more by looking at stories of organizations such as the Ascension Place Haven Housing.