Lawmakers tour Milwaukee homeless shelter

NOW: Lawmakers tour Milwaukee homeless shelter

Finding ways to prevent homelessness in Wisconsin was the focus of a tour that lawmakers took at a Milwaukee homeless shelter on Monday.

The lawmakers went to the "Thurgood Marshall House" in Milwaukee. They ate lunch with people living at the shelter.

Lawmakers say that it's inspiring to see the work that's being done to help the homeless.

"It's really positive to meet people who were living under a bridge just 8 months ago and now they have a roof over their heads and you can see in them that their life has changed," said Rep. Jessie Rodriguez.

Lawmakers say they're touring the state to get guidance on what programs are working and what areas need more help to end homelessness. 

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