MINNEAPOLIS,MN–A Minneapolis mosque might serve as a temporary shelter for the homeless. The West Bank Community Coalition is discussing the possibility of opening a temporary warming house at the premises of Dar Al Hijrah mosque. The emergency shelter will be open from November to April each year if the plans go forward. The coalition is seeking funds funding from the state and Hennepin County, according to the Minnesota Daily.
Culturally appropriate spaces are required as a large number of the homeless in the area come from East African communities, according to activists.