Assembly Committee considers bills to combat statewide homelessness

With over 5,000 residents throughout Wisconsin having an unstable living arrangement every night, a committee in the Legislature considered a series of bills that address homelessness at a hearing Tuesday.

The Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform discussed a package of Republican bills introduced last week that were initially criticized by Democrats as being a “cosmetic solution” that would not provide any real improvements for families currently living on the streets.

State Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, told Wisconsin Public Radio that the bills were simply a “Band-aid” solution to Wisconsin’s homelessness problem.


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