Capitol Countdown for housing advocacy

With only four weeks left in the legislative session, MHP and Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) co-hosted a Capitol Countdown event at the Schmidt Artist Lofts on Tuesday, April 26th. The event brought affordable housing developers, advocates, and policy officials together for a call to action to…

The name’s Bonds, Housing Bonds: Homes for All announces historic ask

The Homes for All coalition is advocating for a historic $130 million in housing infrastructure bonds in the upcoming legislative session. The bonds will be used to preserve rental housing, develop new rental housing, develop homeownership opportunities, and create new units for Minnesotans experiencing homelessness. The ask includes a $110 million investment…

Moving senior housing forward in Mora, MN

Guest blog from Rose Dunn, Executive Director of Mora Housing and Redevelopment Authority When I began working for the Mora HRA nearly nine years ago, there was a waiting list of 82 families for 67 affordable/subsidized units. Since that time, the HRA has added 23 units of…

MN Housing discusses senior housing pilot, homelessness prevention plan

In her introductory remarks at Minnesota Housing’s January Board Meeting Commissioner Tingerthal informed the board that the Agency won big in this year’s Better Government Award. Governor Dayton recognized Minnesota Housing for programs to increase homeownership among households of color and for the work of the Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Housing industry leaders prepare for a legislative sprint

For the wonks who closely follow the comings and goings of the Minnesota state legislature, March 8—the first day of the 2016 legislative session—is a red-letter day.* But for those who work hard building, financing, and operating affordable housing around the state, it’s all too easy to be…