- Created: Friday, 08 March 2019 10:54
- Written by Elizabeth Glidden and Libby Murphy, MHP Policy Team
Hello from the Capitol! The ninth week of session has been busy with hearings, as lawmakers rush to meet the first deadline of the legislative session. By March 15, bills that haven’t gotten the green light from a committee in its house of origin won’t move forward, with the exception of certain committees to which these deadlines don't apply.
The Housing Finance and Policy Division heard several important housing-related bills including one that would make apartment leases easier to understand (HF 495). Another bill addresses evictions and eviction case court records (HF 1511).
On March 6, the House Health and Human Services Finance Division hearda proposal to raise the monthly cash benefit for families in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), supported by Homes for All. The MFIP funding level has not changed since 1986. A companion bill awaits a hearing in the Senate.