MHP remembers Joe Weis

Joe Weis, a Rochester-based affordable housing developer for more than 5 decades, died over the weekend at 88. Joe was an active advocate for housing for under-resourced people, and he had a long history with the Minnesota Housing Partnership.  Many MHP staff remembered Joe as an advocate for affordable housing…

Walz releases budget proposal; here’s what’s in it for housing

This analysis of the governor’s budget was created by MHP Deputy Policy Director Libby Murphy. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Governor Tim Walz released his FY22-23 budget proposal. The proposal includes $100 million in Housing Infrastructure Bonds and $14 million in one-time appropriations. Proposed One-Time Funding       Program…

MHP’s 2021 Legislative Agenda

This session, MHP will use its resources and network to advocate lawmakers to increase investments in housing stability by adequately funding emergency and ongoing housing assistance programs; investing in programs that preserve existing affordable homes and add new units; and strengthening laws to support renters access affordable housing. Housing Stability…

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…