The Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH-MN) is a federal advocacy organization working to meet the housing needs of under resourced Minnesotans. We recognize the persistent racial disparities in access to stable housing and are focused on how housing insecurity is often linked to inadequate access to employment, mental health services, education, and other core needs. Housing is an intersectional issue, so it is important that our membership reflects the communities and organizations that must be marshalled to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. Despite the increasing number of cost-burdened renters and people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota, we know that there are proven solutions to ending homelessness and housing instability. OSAH-MN is committed to organizing locally and acting at the federal level to secure the resources necessary to ensure that everyone has a home.
Learn about the Opportunity Starts at Home national campaign here.
On October 20, 2020 the Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home hosted a webinar on effectively engaging your congressional delegation on housing issues. Presentation slides (PDF): here, Recording: here
On July 15, 2020 MHP and the Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home sent a letter, here to the Minnesota Congressional Delegation urging support for emergency housing assistance, a national uniform moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, unsheltered homelessness.
On April 8, 2020 OSAH-MN’s Multi-Sector Coalition sent a letter to Minnesota's Congressional Delegation with the National Campaign’s COVID-19 Round 4 Recommendations, here.