- Created: Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:23
The slow simmer of political intrigue around a special legislative session continued this week with a packed committee hearing at the Capitol in St Paul.
Along with our partners in the Homes for All coalition, MHP was on hand as the Capital Investment conference committee heard testimony on the bonding bill Minnesota legislators failed to pass in the chaotic close of the session last month. While the Governor has made certain investments a prerequisite for the special session, we were heartened to be able to share the urgency around bond funding for affordable housing during the hearing.
Dan Kitzberger, Policy Director at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, shared with committee members the potential cost of inaction: $125 million in affordable housing development costs across the state.