MHP State and Federal Legislative Updates series is a vital source of information about housing policy at the state and federal levels. These calls bring together housing practitioners and advocates, state lawmakers, national researchers, and members of Congress every other Friday to discuss urgent and emerging housing issues.
Held virtually, these calls are open to anyone who cares about housing in Minnesota.
The next MHP State and Federal Legislative Update will be: Friday, January 22 at 9am.
Past events in the series:
Date: Jan. 3, 2021
Guests: Sen. Tina Smith, Reps. Alice Hausman and Tama Theis
Summary: Senator Smith highlighted key provisions in the recent Federal COVID relief funding package. Sen. Smith played a pivotal role in securing the inclusion of several priorities in the final bill, including the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act and the Native American Housing Affordability Act. MHP also welcomed Rachel Robinson and Jessica Deegan of Minnesota Housing who provided updates on federal resources for Minnesota from the recent COVID Relief and FY21 spending bill. Finally, MHP was honored to host the Chair and Ranking Minority Member of the Minnesota House of Representative's Housing Finance and Policy Committee. Chair Hausman (DFL- St. Paul) and Representative Theis (R - St. Cloud) discussed their housing priorities and how their visions for the committee align with their respective caucus' agenda. Having served multiple terms each, both shared their insights and predictions for what to expect this session.