COVID 19 and Housing

As COVID19 precautions and shutdowns continue, MHP will be monitoring the impact to affordable housing and advocating for policies that support housing stability for renters and homeowner, as well as production and preservation of affordable housing. Jump to Federal Response State Response MHP Advocacy  MHP Infographics and…

Housing and homeless organizations share high hopes for bonding victory

After bonds for housing were left out of last summer’s bonding bill, housing and homeless organizations and the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency have been determined to work together to make bonding for housing a top priority at the Minnesota Legislature this year. As the end of session draws near,…

New Energy for Renewables in Affordable Housing

Renewable energy, especially solar, is of great interest to affordable housing developers from both a financial sustainability and mission perspective. However, effective practices and financing systems are still emerging in Minnesota. In May, the MHP Investors Council hosted a breakfast discussion focusing on alternative energy sources for affordable housing. …

Food for Thought: Racial Segregation and Affordable Housing

Since at least the 1940s, there have been lawsuits nationwide regarding racial segregation and affordable housing. A recent controversial report from the Institute for Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota and a related fair-housing complaint have amplified the discussion in Minnesota. To help readers consider the issues surrounding…