Take 5 with MHP’s Devon Pohlman & Erika Brown

Take Five is MHP’s series that asks the same five questions of a variety of people intersecting with MHP, from staff to housing advocates! We are excited to welcome new Community Development Director Devon Pohlman and Erika Brown as MHP’s newest Community Development Manager! Devon Pohlman Q1. Who is…

MHP’s EDI Hosts: A Housing Economic Development Workshop

MHP’s Emerging Developers Initiative (EDI) held a housing and economic development workshop for NW Minnesota and Tribal Nations in Crookston, MN this week: Where Are All Those Workers Driving in From and Why Can’t They Live Here? For more information on the EDI which supports the emergence and professional development of…

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Rural Housing Programs 

On Tuesday, September 20, the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, chaired by U.S. Senator Tina Smith, held a hearing on rural housing issues titled “Examining the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service: Stakeholder Perspectives.” The committee included testimony by Elizabeth Glidden,…

Take 5 with MHP’s Vikki Baker-Brockberg

Take Five is MHP’s series that asks the same five questions of a variety of people intersecting with MHP, from staff to housing advocates! Today, we welcome Vikki Baker Brockberg, the newest member of MHP’s Community Development team. Q1. Who is Vikki? Vikki comes to MHP with 10+ years in…

Candidate Questionnaire 2022

No matter what part of Minnesota you’re from, having a safe, stable place to come home to is the foundation for our wellbeing. But Minnesota is facing a housing shortage and affordability crisis that is making it harder for people to find a safe place to call…

Vote Homes: Engaging Candidates in 2022

A webinar on the importance of candidate engagement during the 2020 election, with a focus on housing. Learn about the 2022 Candidate Questionnaire on Housing Issues, tips for non-profits engaging with candidates, social media engagement, and hosting candidate forums. You can find presentation slides (PDF) here, and a video…

2022 State Legislative Session Recap

Minnesota had a projected surpluses of $9.3 billion in Fiscal Years (FY) 2022-23 and $6.3 billion in FY 2024-25. The divided legislature accomplished little, and nothing for housing. Lawmakers came into session far apart on how to spend and give back the surplus. The Senate GOP wanted to give permanent…

June 14: Join MHP and MCCD for a QAP listening session

Minnesota Housing, MHP and MCCD are hosting an in-depth engagement session on the to the 2024-2025 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and Self-Scoring Worksheet ​Tuesday, June 14. Minnesota Housing’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) describes how Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (HTC) are distributed to multifamily rental projects.  ​Minnesota Housing will present an overview of proposed changes to the QAP…