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 US Representative 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…

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

Photo: Our Future Starts at Home’s 2023 lobby day. From left: Elizabeth Glidden of MHP, Sedia Omar of New American Development Center, Rep. Esther Agbaje (59B, DFL), and housing advocate Ms. Jewelean Jackson. MHP supports, strengthens and amplifies the advocacy capacity of community…

Projects and Campaigns

Pastor Elijah McDavid addresses housing advocates who are gathered for the 2023 Starts with Home Rally 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:…

Local Housing Trust Funds in Minnesota: 2020 Update

This report provides updates on numerous Minnesota cities and counties that have adopted local housing trust funds at escalating rates since the adoption of a 2017 state law defining housing trust funds. With Minnesota adopting a state match program, it is anticipated new funds will be continued to be established…

MHP Announces Outstanding Advocate Awards

MHP is excited to announce the 2020 Outstanding Advocates! MHP recognizes outstanding volunteers and organizational partners who have made significant contributions to promote affordable housing solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. Favorable consideration is given to those that advance MHP’s policy goals. MHP prioritizes building…

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. MHP calls: State and Federal Responses to COVID-19: Recordings and other information from MHP’s 2021…