What does Minnesota’s projected budget surplus mean for housing?

MHP’s Libby Murphy, Deputy Director of Policy, gives an overview of what we know about the state budget and how housing will be affected. Minnesota Management and Budget released the official November revenue and spending forecast earlier this week, and it was a pleasant surprise. What had been a projected $2.42…

Nov. 2020 Investors Council Recap: Looking forward to 2021

The second virtual Investors Council meeting of 2020 was held on Nov. 18 and featured a panel of journalists to answer the question: “What does the 2020 election mean for affordable housing?”  But first, MHP honored seven housing advocates that made a big difference in 2020.  “We succeed…

MHP Announces Outstanding Advocate Awards

MHP is excited to announce the 2020 Outstanding Advocates! MHP recognizes outstanding volunteers and organizational partners who have made significant contributions to promote affordable housing solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. Favorable consideration is given to those that advance MHP’s policy goals. MHP prioritizes building…

State election recap: 2021 will look a lot like 2020

MHP’s Libby Murphy, Deputy Director of Policy, gives an overview of what happened on election day and what’s in store for 2021 at the Minnesota Legislature.  Minnesota voters opted for two more years of divided government. Republicans retain control of the Senate while Democrats hold onto their majority in…

Advocates make Housing a top priority in 2020 election

Housing advocates across the state are busy educating voters and candidates about housing issues.  Housing as an issue is hitting home for more and more Minnesotans. Encampments during the COVID19 pandemic have put a spotlight on the need for affordable homes, shelters, and housing services. Many…

Bonding bill finally passes; what does it mean for housing?

Libby Murphy, MHP’s Deputy Policy Director, provides an update about the bonding bill and what it means for housing going forward. On October 14, the Minnesota Legislature passed a $1.87 billion bonding and tax bill with overwhelming bipartisan support. Thanks to the persistence of advocates, lawmakers were forced to overcome…

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