Minnesota Housing Partnership is seeking an experienced Community Development Director who is looking for an opportunity to lead and develop a team of national technical assistance (TA) staff and consultants with expertise in a broad array of housing, community development and economic development. This is a varied, exciting role that requires a strategic thinker and a seasoned leader. This position is an active and participative member of the leadership team and reports to the Executive Director.
April is Fair Housing month! It's been 51 years since the Fair Housing Act was signed into law on April 11, 1968. Fair housing remains a critically important issue in communities nationwide, with racial disparities and discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities and people with disabilities a major and persistent issue preventing families from fairly accessing housing.
Fair housing is important issue all year long, and this month is an opportunity to:
Learn more about the history of the Fair Housing Act.
Written by Elizabeth Glidden and Libby Murphy, MHP Policy Team
This week, lawmakers will be on legislative break starting April 13 with legislative activity beginning 8 am on April 22. This is a great opportunity to talk to lawmakers about affordable homes and the Homes for All legislative agenda!
How to connect? Send an email or make a phone call! Bring up affordable housing when you get a chance to talk to lawmakers. Many lawmakers host legislative town halls or attend community events during legislative break to reconnect with constituents in their districts.
What to say? Here is a recommended message, which you can use in person, or for emails or phone calls.
Hello, my name is <YOUR NAME> and I live in <CITY>.
Please keep affordable homes a priority this session! More than half a million Minnesota families pay more than they can afford for housing, and that number is growing.
Please ensure affordable housing is a priority for the omnibus tax bill, housing appropriations, and bonding. Please support the Homes for All agenda and the affordable #HousingTaxCredit, proven solutions we need now in Minnesota. Don't let this legislative session end without action on housing!