Human Rights Commission discusses Homeless Bill of Rights

By KBJR News 1

February 26, 2014 Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 11:09 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Human Rights Commission met Wednesday to discuss a plan of action on how to combat homelessness in the city.

The Duluth City council unanimously voted to support a Homeless Bill of Rights at its meeting on January 13.

The commission held a special meeting to set up three sub–committees.

The committees will help define the problem of homelessness in Duluth.

After doing some research with other homeless advocacy agencies; Bob Grytdahl, Human Rights Officer for the city, says there are about 200 people who are without a home.

"There are a number of reasons why people find themselves experiencing homelessness. It's beyond their control and a lot of good things are happening in Duluth," said Grytdahl. "What we are doing is trying to identify the gaps."

The commission will present their findings to the city council after they have gathered more data on the issue.

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At this point, commissioners say know there are around 2–hundred homeless people in Duluth.