Minnesota Freedom Fund launches new city fund,new funding for homeless

A new city-funded funding program in Minnesota is aiming to help people experiencing homelessness find a place to live.

The Minnesota Freedom Trust is offering to match up to 50 percent of the monthly rent or mortgage payments of people living on the streets or in shelters.

The program is designed to help pay for basic expenses like groceries and housing.

It will cost $1,000 a month to participate in the program, which has a three-year pilot program and will be rolled out nationwide.

The Twin Cities Area Homeless Coalition is working with the Freedom Trust on the new program.

The coalition is part of the Minnesota Housing Partnership, which is helping people who are homeless find housing.