MHP announces 2021 Outstanding Advocates!

MHP is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2021 Outstanding Advocate awards! These awards recognize community members and selected organizations for demonstrated dedication to affordable housing. During 2022 session, these advocates engaged their elected officials, motivated others to advocate, and raised the public profile of affordable housing issues. They…

RentHelpMN Application Portal Closure Leaves Minnesotans in Need

PRESS STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MINNESOTA ERASE CAMPAIGN Minnesota Housing has announced, as of Tuesday January 25, that the deadline for applications to RentHelpMN is January 28, 2022, at 9:00 pm. RentHelpMN is closing due to lack of ongoing funds. We are concerned that RentHelpMN is closed to application as many Minnesotans…

MHP Applauds Governor Walz’s Announcement of Bonds for Housing

Today Governor Walz announced a $2.7 billion infrastructure to support projects across the state. MHP was pleased that the Governor’s announcement included a request for $250 million in housing infrastructure bonds and $60 million in general obligation bonds for public housing. “The Governor’s bonding investment proposal for over…

HoUSed Build Back Better Fact Sheet

The Build Back Better Act is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to end homelessness in America, repair public housing, and pave path to universal rental assistance for everyone in need. The HoUSed campaign’s top priorities – rental assistance, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund.

MHP Webinar: Using ARPA’s Fiscal Recovery Funds for Housing Investments

Margaret Kaplan, President of Housing Justice Center and Elizabeth Glidden, Deputy Executive Director of MHP hosted this webinar, featuring examples of Minnesota local jurisdictions utilizing ARPA funds to address housing needs. Thank you to our panelists: Commissoner Shelia Kiscaden, Olmsted CountyDave Dunn, Director of Housing, Olmsted CountyElfric Porte, Director of …

Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH-MN)

OSAH-MN meeting with Sophia Schilling of Senator Betty McCollum’s staff to discuss the need for rental assistance, the importance of home to health, the intersection of child protection services and home, and much more. The Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH-MN) is a federal advocacy campaign working to…

Minnesota ERASE Campaign

The Minnesota ERASE Campaign (End Rental Arrears and Stop Evictions) is an effort to ensure that the historic aid enacted by Congress reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters it is intended to help. We are working to eliminate rental indebtedness caused by the pandemic, prevent evictions, and create support…

Resources for Advocacy

Osman Ahmed, U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Green, and Hennepin CountyCommissioner Angela Conley at a June 21, 2019 housing forum. MHP supports, strengthens and amplifies the advocacy capacity of community members.  Sign up to advocate with MHP’s Public Policy team today! Share important facts…

Projects and Campaigns

MHP works in partnership with coalitions and campaigns to raise the profile of affordable housing issues, urge legislators to act, and ultimately, to achieve policy goals. MHP Leads These Collaborative Efforts: Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at…