Weekly Action!

ADVOCACY NEEDED FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE Legislative leadership has negotiated a “global framework.” Resources for housing are not guaranteed as part of this framework. As the legislature heads into its spring break this week (April 11-17), MHP is kicking our advocacy into high gear with weekly actions. The priorities of…

NLIHC: Housing Investments Combat Inflation

The targeted housing investments in the Build Back Better Act are critical to addressing a central driver of inflation – the rising cost of rent. Housing accounts for at least one third of a household’s budget, making it the single largest component of the consumer price index (CPI), a…

Ask Congress for Increased Housing Investments

State and local governments and the communities they serve rely on federal resources to meet the housing, homelessness, and community development needs of their communities. However, Congress has underfunded these resources for decades.  Contact your members of Congress and urge them to support top housing priorities in FY23, including:  …

Local Housing Trust Funds Action

Your action is needed now! Lawmakers released most omnibus supplemental spending and policy bills last week. Included in the House Housing Finance and Policy bill is an additional $7 million for Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTFs). As a reminder, MHP secured $1M in matching funds last year, an amount we…

Take Action Now! $2 Billion in Budget Targets for Housing

We need your help! Join MHP in advocating for critical investments in housing. Minnesota Management and Budget has recently announced a revised projected state surplus of over $9 billion for fiscal year 2022-23. We have the means and now is the time for lawmakers to prioritize desperately needed investments. $2 billion budget targets…

Public Policy Advisory Group

The Public Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) provides MHP with expertise and insight to promote innovating and lasting solutions for sustainable and affordable housing, advancing equitable outcomes and efficient use of resources. The PPAG advises MHP on policy development and evaluation, including review of potential structural inequities and impact on communities…

Statement: MN ERASE continues to urge support for Emergency Rental Assistance

The Governor’s supplemental budget, released in January, provided strong investments for housing across the continuum. Shortly following the budget release, Minnesota Housing provided a three-day notice of the closure of the RentHelpMN program on January 28, a program that stabilized thousands of Minnesotans during the worst of the pandemic. RentHelpMN’s closure…

MHP Policy Webinars 2021-2022

MHP hosts educational webinars based on our research and policy initiatives to inform advocates about equitable solutions to housing issues. Housing Resilience & Climate Justice (March 11, 2022) Featuring: MHP Research Manager Gabriela Norton.Special guests included: Metric Giles, Director, Community Stabilization Project Chris Sherman, President, Sherman Associates Sedia Omar,…

MHP Responds to the MMB Forecast

To Support Minnesota Families, Invest $2B in What They Need Most: Housing. Today the MMB announced a forecast improvement of $1.507 billion for the current biennium, leading to a revised projected general fund surplus of $9.253 billion for FY 2022-23. Anne Mavity, Executive Director of Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) responds: “This…