Legislative Session Kicks off with a Rally for Housing

On January 11th, Minnesota housing advocates packed the Capitol Rotunda for a rousing rally to launch the legislative session. Government leaders called for housing investment, including Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho, House Majority Leader Jamie…

A Constitutional Amendment for Housing

Constitutional Amendment for Housing to ensure the state is making the investments required to truly address our current housing crisis. Our campaign principles include race equity, sustainability and climate resilience, uplifting rural voices, accessibility, and ensuring frontline leaders and grassroots groups are decision-makers and leaders. Will create funds for Homeownership…

State Policy: MHP’s 2023 Agenda

2023 State Policy Agenda $2B in 2023 & Housing on the Ballot in 2024 Minnesota is stronger when everyone has a home. We have the opportunity to create and save more homes than ever before, improve the condition of homes for thousands, and alleviate housing disparities…

Federal Policy Priorities

MHP works with campaigns and coalitions to promote federal housing priorities, including as a member of the National Rural Housing Coalition, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), and A Call to Invest in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION Campaign). MHP…

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Rural Housing Programs 

On Tuesday, September 20, the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, chaired by U.S. Senator Tina Smith, held a hearing on rural housing issues titled “Examining the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service: Stakeholder Perspectives.” The committee included testimony by Elizabeth Glidden,…

MHP Releases Key Facts on Housing

September 2022 All people should have a safe, secure place to call home. Today, 550,000 Minnesotans pay more than 30% of their income on housing (also known as “cost burdened”)—a number that continues to escalate. These families are forced to choose between paying for housing and other necessities such as…

Candidate Questionnaire 2022

No matter what part of Minnesota you’re from, having a safe, stable place to come home to is the foundation for our wellbeing. But Minnesota is facing a housing shortage and affordability crisis that is making it harder for people to find a safe place to call…

Vote Homes: Engaging Candidates in 2022

A webinar on the importance of candidate engagement during the 2020 election, with a focus on housing. Learn about the 2022 Candidate Questionnaire on Housing Issues, tips for non-profits engaging with candidates, social media engagement, and hosting candidate forums. You can find presentation slides (PDF) here, and a video…