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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. 

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Download OSAH-MN's informational one-pager here.

Learn about the Opportunity Starts at Home national campaign here.

Questions about OSAH-MN? Contact Elizabeth Glidden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Request for proposals:

OSAH-MN seeks an organization with multimedia storytelling expertise to create short videos to highlight Minnesota stories to be shared on social media and online platforms. Learn more here.

Grant Opportunities:

Small grant participation support

  • Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until further notice. Posted Jan 22, 2021.

Organizing RFP

  • Applications due by Friday, Feb 19, 2021. Posted Jan 22, 2021.  

Highlights:

On September 23, 2021 the Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home sent a letter to Minnesota's Congressional Delegation urging for the highest possible allocation of funding for housing purposes is included in the forthcoming economic recovery bills, here.

On May 5, 2021 the Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home forwarded a letter asking Minnesota Members of Congress to support the HoUSed campaign, here.

On March 26, 2021 the Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home hosted a Federal Housing Advocacy webinar. Presentation slides (PDF): here, Recording: here, Meeting Chat (PDF): 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.