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…

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…