Minnesota must immediately provide rental assistance to workers displaced by COVID-19

On Monday, Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-14 suspending evictions. Eviction moratoriums are a great first step to preventing homelessness, but much more is needed. State leaders must provide rental assistance of at least $100 million through the Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) or another rental assistance program.  According…

MHP’s Response to COVID19

MHP offices are physically closed effective Monday, March 16th through March 31st, to be extended if needed, following the advice of national, state, and local public health authorities in response to the COVID19 pandemic. MHP is working to reduce the burden on health care systems, along with our…

Leaders urge housing support for low-wage workers affected by COVID19

Leaders of Minnesota’s affordable housing organizations sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday asking Minnesota officials to act quickly to support low-wage workers at risk for homelessness as COVID 19 shuts down much of Minnesota’s economy.  “To responsibly support Minnesotans at this time of crisis, the State must…

Dozens of organizations statewide support the MN Tax Credit Contribution Fund!

Momentum around the Minnesota Affordable Housing Tax Credit continues to build, as community leaders across the state recognize the potential of this innovative new tool that encourages local businesses and neighbors to invest in their community by creating housing opportunities. Learn more – Affordable Housing Tax Credit one-pager. Join the organizations below…

MHP Investors Council Recap: Action for Homes Legislative Update

“It’s so important that we remember that housing has historically been a bipartisan issue,” Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho told a crowd of more than 130 people at MHP’s February Investors Council breakfast. “Turns out that regardless of your politics, you need a home.” Ho’s remarks came as part of…

Swift County wins FHLB grant to support low-income homeowners

Members of Housing Institute 6 including Todd, Meeker, Kandiyohi and Swift Counties.  Swift County Housing and Redevelopment Authority was awarded a Federal Home Loan Bank Grant to expand their housing rehabilitation  program. Swift County HRA participated in MHP’s Housing Institute in 2019. The grant, just shy of…

MHP welcomes new policy intern: Stephanie Oliva

MHP is excited to welcome Stephanie Oliva as the organization’s 2020 Capitol Pathways intern. Stephanie is currently a sophomore at the University of Northwestern where she is majoring in Intercultural Studies, Youth and Adult Studies and a concentration in Social Justice and Non-Profit.

Gov. Walz proposes $276 million in affordable housing bonding

Today, Gov. Walz released his administration’s housing bonding request which totals $276 million.   “Our state faces a significant shortfall of homes for those with the greatest need. This includes low-income renters who are caring for our elders, who prepare our food, and who teach our…

MHP releases 2020 policy agenda

While the legislative session is still more than a month away, MHP has already been meeting with lawmakers, legislative staff, and other affordable housing advocates to garner support for our 2020 policy agenda.                That agenda includes:  $500 million in…