Market Watch Issue #8: Mankato, Moorhead & St. Cloud

Across the state, growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates—a problem which has been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19. Current owners of unsubsidized rental properties lack the tools to preserve and improve aging properties necessary to maintain…

Job Posting: Community Development Associate

MHP seeks someone interested in and committed to affordable housing that wants to start at the ground level assisting our Community Development department. You’ll provide support for our team’s work of planning, coordinating, delivering and reporting on Community Development projects across the country. This is a…

Special Session Hopes for Housing

Minnesota is so close to legislative deal – let’s get all sides together to get the job done! As time (and the legislative session) passes, the needs for housing have only grown. Minnesota families need safe, stable housing to thrive Star Tribune on the possibility of…

Minnesota Renter Snapshot Series: May 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated housing insecurity for millions of households, especially for low-income, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) households. However, the solutions are not elusive—when given access to emergency rental assistance, the renters most in need experienced housing stability.  Households of color have been more likely…

Emerging Developer Initiative for Northwest Minnesota

Dedicated to the professional support of new housing developers from rural communities & Native Nations MHP’s Emerging Developer Initiative (EDI) was created to support the emergence and professional development of new housing developers from rural communities and Native Nations in Northwest Minnesota. The only program of its kind in Minnesota’s…

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Weekly Action!

ADVOCACY NEEDED FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE Legislative leadership has negotiated a “global framework.” Resources for housing are not guaranteed as part of this framework. As the legislature heads into its spring break this week (April 11-17), MHP is kicking our advocacy into high gear with weekly actions. The priorities of…

NLIHC: Housing Investments Combat Inflation

The targeted housing investments in the Build Back Better Act are critical to addressing a central driver of inflation – the rising cost of rent. Housing accounts for at least one third of a household’s budget, making it the single largest component of the consumer price index (CPI), a…

Local Housing Trust Funds Action

Your action is needed now! Lawmakers released most omnibus supplemental spending and policy bills last week. Included in the House Housing Finance and Policy bill is an additional $7 million for Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTFs). As a reminder, MHP secured $1M in matching funds last year, an amount we…