MHP Applauds Governor Walz’s Announcement of Bonds for Housing

Today Governor Walz announced a $2.7 billion infrastructure to support projects across the state. MHP was pleased that the Governor’s announcement included a request for $250 million in housing infrastructure bonds and $60 million in general obligation bonds for public housing. “The Governor’s bonding investment proposal for over…

MHP hosts webinar: Using ARPA’s Fiscal Recovery Funds for Housing Investments

Margaret Kaplan, President of Housing Justice Center and Elizabeth Glidden, Deputy Executive Director of MHP hosted this webinar, featuring examples of Minnesota local jurisdictions utilizing ARPA funds to address housing needs. Thank you to our panelists: Commissoner Shelia Kiscaden, Olmsted County Dave Dunn, Director of Housing, Olmsted County Elfric…

Take Action: Make or Break Moment for Federal Housing Investments!

The housing provisions in the Build Back Better Act are at a make or break moment. The collective actions of advocates like you have put housing back in the bill after the funding was nearly eliminated. Now we’re making a final push for one last increase and to ensure the…

Lead Our Capacity Team as Community Development Director

Community Development Director Kelly Zelenka is leaving MHP in early May to join the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. At MPHA, she’ll develop and drive implementation of Agency’s new comprehensive human services strategy geared toward significant outcomes in health, educational attainment and workforce development for MPHA-assisted families, children, seniors and persons…

Take Action Now! Call your Member of Congress and Join a Sign-on Letter, to protect Affordable Housing Investments in the “Build Back Better Act.”

President Biden and congressional leaders need to hear from you and from as many members of Congress as possible in support of essential housing investments included in the Build Back Better Act. The proposed $3.5 trillion bill will be, according to news reports, reduced to around $2 trillion, with housing investments at risk.   The Build Back Better…

MHP’s Housing Institute Summit

This October 19 MHP presents the Housing Institute Summit in Rochester, MN. The hybrid in-person/live virtual access event will provide the opportunity to network with other community teams, funders, developers, and to learn more on key topics such as grant management, naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH), community design process, green…

Last Chance to influence Governor Walz’s American Rescue Plan recommendations.

Governor Walz is soliciting input to inform his request to lawmakers on how to spend $1.2 billion in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. The Governor’s office has requested people submit requests for the ARP funds through this MMB portal by Thursday, September 30th. This $1.2 billion is in addition to $500…

Don’t Let Up Now: Advocate for Housing in the Infrastructure Bill

Call to Action! House and Senate leaders are negotiating with moderate Democrats over the size of the “Build Back Better Act,” a $3.5 trillion comprehensive infrastructure and economic recovery package. It is critical that Congress use this once-in-a-generationopportunity to prioritize investing in decent, accessible, affordable housing for those with…