A Constitutional Amendment for Housing
Because we need to ensure the state is making the investments required to truly address our current housing crisis.
Our campaign principles include race equity, sustainability and climate resilience, uplifting rural voices, accessibility, and ensuring frontline leaders and grassroots groups are decision-makers and campaign leaders.
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The constitutional amendment for housing will create a:
- Homeownership Opportunity Fund
- Rental Opportunity Fund (including a minimum investment of $100 million annually in universal rental assistance/Bring it Home, MN)
- Household & Community Stability Fund.
The funds are broad and flexible, able to accommodate innovative new concepts as well as existing programs, funds, and financing.
A council of up to 24 people will be appointed for each fund to make budget and policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature, with seats reserved for those with lived experience and frontline and grassroots organizations, among others. The exact percentage of revenues allocated to each fund will be determined in partnership with lawmakers including bill chief authors.
DRAFT ballot language: A constitutional amendment for housing:
Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to dedicate funding to creating homes Minnesotans can afford; increasing opportunities for Minnesotans to own their own homes and reducing racial gaps in homeownership; improving housing conditions; and reducing and preventing homelessness; by increasing the state’s sales tax rate beginning July 1, 2025, by 3/8 of 1 percent, and specifying that the dedicated revenues shall not supplant existing appropriations for affordable housing programs?
Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions document: bit.ly/CA4Housing_FAQ. Here’s the detailed constitutional amendment policy proposal, describing all three funds: bit.ly/CA4Housing