What You Need to Know: Tax Credit Webinar

MHP hosted a virtual learning opportunity on the new MN Affordable Housing Tax Credit (AHTC) on Thursday, July 14, 2022. This new housing tool invests $10 million annually to affordable and workforce housing. Passed in 2021, it will go into effect in 2023. It is the only new…

2022 State Legislative Session Recap

Minnesota had a projected surpluses of $9.3 billion in Fiscal Years (FY) 2022-23 and $6.3 billion in FY 2024-25. The divided legislature accomplished little, and nothing for housing. Lawmakers came into session far apart on how to spend and give back the surplus. The Senate GOP wanted to give permanent…

June 14: Join MHP and MCCD for a QAP listening session

Minnesota Housing, MHP and MCCD are hosting an in-depth engagement session on the to the 2024-2025 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and Self-Scoring Worksheet ​Tuesday, June 14. Minnesota Housing’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) describes how Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (HTC) are distributed to multifamily rental projects.  ​Minnesota Housing will present an overview of proposed changes to the QAP…

OSAH-MN Federal Housing Advocacy Updates & Training

Tuesday, June 14, 10-11:30 am Join Minnesota’s Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH-MN) Campaign to learn what action Congress is taking to support housing justice through resources and policy. You will learn about the OSAH-MN campaign, get updates on what is happening in Washington, DC, and receive training on federal advocacy activities. …

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…