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Home is the foundation for stable families, strong communities, and a competitive state.

10/23/2014: Homes for All Alliance Celebrates Better Housing for 4,000 Minnesota Households

5/23/2014: Bonding Bill Passes with $100 MILLION for Housing


The bonding bill includes $100 million in bonds for housing, which will provide a stronger foundation for thousands of Minnesotans and the communities where they live.

Home is the foundation.

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Gov. Dayton's 2014 bonding proposal (includes $50 million for housing). Read full text.

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Legislators listen to what citizens have to say. Send a letter to the editor of your local to support Homes for All! A partial list of newspapers is below, and talking points are below at right.

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Homes for All includes the following organizations.


Homes for All is now over 100 organizations strong . . . and growing!

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Alexandra House

Alliance Housing Inc.

American Institute of Architects Minnesota

Anoka County Community Action Programs

Artspace Projects, Inc.

Aurora/St. Anthony NDC

Avenues for Homeless Youth

Beacon Interfaith Housing

Better Futures Minnesota

Bloomington Public Schools

Bluff Country Family Resources

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Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota

Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis

Center City Housing

Central Minnesota Council on Aging

Chicano-Latino Affairs Council


Churches United in Ministry (Moorhead)

City of Lakes Community Land Trust

Clare Housing

CommonBond Communities

Community Action Duluth

Community NHS

Cook County


Council on Black Minnesotans


Dayton's Bluff NHS


Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness

Duluth Human Rights Commission

Duluth LISC

D. W. Jones

East Side Neighborhood Development Company

Eveleth City Council

Eveleth EDA

Eveleth HRA

Family Housing Fund

Frogtown Rondo Home Fund

Grace University Lutheran Church

Greater Frogtown CDC

Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

Greater MN Housing Fund

Heading Home Hennepin

Heading Home MN Community Leaders Council

Heading Home Ramsey

Hearth Connection

Heartland Community Action


Hope Community

House of Charity

Integrated Community Solutions

Inter-County Community Council


Kootasca Community Action

Lakes & Pines CAC, Inc

Lakes & Prairies Community Action Council

Lutheran Social Service

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing

Midwest MN Community Development Corporation

Minneapolis Public Schools

Minnesota AFL-CIO

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Minnesota Internship Center

Minnesota Land Trust Coalition

Minnesota NAHRO

Minnesota Valley Action Council

Minnesotans Standing Together to End Poverty

MN Community Action Partnership


Model Cities

NAMI Minnesota

NASW - Minnesota

Neighborhood House

North Shore Horizons

Northside Residents Redevelopment Council

Northwest Community Action

Open Access Connections

Our Saviour's Housing

Ours to Serve House of Hospitality

People Incorporated Mental Health Service

People Serving People


Project for Pride in Living

Ramsey County

Ramsey County COC

Range Mental Health Center

RS Eden

Salem Lutheran Church (Mahtowa)

Sand Companies, Inc.


Shelter Corporation

Simpson Housing Services

Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership

Southwestern MN Opportunity Council

St. Paul Public Schools

St. Stephen's Human Services

Start Today Hennepin

Take Action Minnesota

The Arc Greater Twin Cities

The Bridge for Youth

Three Rivers Community Action


Tri-Valley Opportunity Council

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation

Urban Homeworks

Virginia Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

West Bank Community Development Corporation

West Central MN Community Action

Western Community Action, Inc.

Wilder Foundation


Homes for All in the media

Includes articles mentioning Homes for All or its specific legislative asks.

State awards Owatonna housing project $6.5 million, Owatonna People's Press, 10/26/2014

Grant award will defray costs to rehab St. Peter apartments, St. Peter Herald, 10/25/2014

$36 Million Housing, Retail Development Planned for Duluth, WDIO-TV, 10/24/2014

Homeless project gets $11 million in funding, Rochester Post-Bulletin, 10/24/2014

State gives $162M boost to affordable housing, Politics in Minnesota, 10/24/2014

Minnesota Housing awards $162 million for affordable housing in 33 cities, Duluth News Tribune, 10/24/2014

Minnesota Housing Announces Record $162 Million in Funding, Apartment Finance Today, 10/24/2014

Minnesota Housing awards $162 million for affordable housing units, Star Tribune, 10/23/2014‎

State gives $162M boost to affordable housing, Finance and Commerce, 10/23/2014

Finance Agency Announces Record Funding for Affordable Housing, KSTP, 10/23/2014

Dorothy Day expansion moves forward as state funds housing projects, Pioneer Press, 10/23/2014

Candidate forum addresses local solutions for poverty, Northland News Center, 10/6/2014

Kevin Worden: Housing is important part of legislative bonding bill, Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/2/2014

Proposals pour in for piece of Minnesota's $100M housing fund, Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, 6/14/2014

Funding increases for low-income housing in Minnesota, Don Jacobson, Star Tribune, 5/29/2014

House passes bonding bill, Aitkin Independent Age, 5/24/2014

District 23 projects in 2014 Minnesota Legislative session bonding bill, Julie Rosen, Janesville Argus, 5/21/2014

Affordable housing advocates 'excited' for bonding bill cash, Matt Sepic, MPR, 5/20/2014

Minn. House passes $1.17 billion in statewide construction projects, Baird Helgeson, Star Tribune, 5/16/2014

MN Lawmakers send $1B bonding bill to Governor, Kevin Jacobsen, Northland News Center, 5/16/2014

House passes $1 billion construction package, Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, 5/16/2014

Editorial: Affordable housing plan would matter, Albert Lea Tribune, 5/14/2014

$1 billion in state building projects nears final OK, Baird Helgeson, Star Tribune, 5/14/2014

Minnesota public works bill finalized; House to vote today, Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, 5/14/2014

House Expected to Vote on Bonding Bill Thursday, Cassie Hart, KAAL TV, 5/14/2014

Housing tour designed to reveal need: Senate's $80M allocation a step toward adequate housing: Otteson, Carolyn Lange, West Central Tribune, 5/5/2014

A bishop's view: Homeless youths deserve a piece of state housing cash, Thomas Aitken, Duluth News Tribune, 5/4/2014

More housing, not shelters, Colleen O'Connor Toberman, Minnesota 2020 & TC Daily Planet, 5/4/2014

Q&A on Serving Homeless Students, MN2020, 4/29/14

To give schoolchildren a leg up, start with some housing, Minnpost, 4/28/14

Report highlights housing woes for low-income Minnesotans, Mike Creger, WDAZ TV 8, 4/26/2014

Minnesota groups asking state for affordable housing money, Northland News Center NOW, 4/25/2014

Hoping to help with housing solutions; report highlights Bemidji in push for state aid to low-income housing, Bemidji Pioneer, 4/25/2014

Advocates Push for More Affordable Housing in Minn., WDIO, 4/24/2014

Minnesota school superintendents join forces to fight homelessness, WDAZ, 4/24/14

5 Year Study Shows No Recovery in Low Income MN Housing Problem, FOX 21 News, 4/24/2014

Report: Duluth has region's most unaffordable rental housing, Duluth News Tribune, 4/24/2014

School superintendents ask Legislature to help homeless, SC Times, 4/24/2014

School superintendents back housing initiative for homeless, Kare 11, 4/24/2014

School Leaders Push Minn. Lawmakers to Fund Affordable Housing Programs, ABC 6 News, 4/23/2014

Minnesota school leaders join push to ease homelessness, Pioneer Press, 4/23/2014

School leaders press legislators to invest $100 million for affordable housing, Sarah Mckenzie, Southwest Journal, 4/23/2014

School Leaders Push Lawmakers to Fund Affordable Housing Program, Katherine Johnson, KSTP, 4/23/2014

Minnesota school leaders join push to ease homelessness, Bill Salisbury, TwinCities Prioneer Press, 4/23/2014

School Superintendents Push Lawmakers For More Affordable Housing, Nina Moini, CBS Minnesota, 4/23/2014

Why Bond For Housing?, Minnesota Senate, 4/23/2014

Letter: Use $100 million in bonds to help homeless, Julie Shuster St. Cloud, SC Times, 4/20/2014

Letter: A need to help homeless, Mari Thorkelson, West Central Tribune, 4/19/2014

Homeless kids need help from all of us, Greg Vandal, St. Cloud Times, 4/18/2014

Our View: Affordable housing is smart investment for state, Rochester Post-Bulletin, 4/14/2014

Affordable Housing, Karen Barstad, Star Tribune, 4/11/2014

House delivers $975M wish list for Minnesota construction projects, Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, 4/1/2014

Housing Bonds Protect Public Investments, Colleen O'Connor Toberman, MN2020, 3/11/14

Minnesota Aims To Eliminate Homelessness, The Uptake, 3/9/14

Senate DFL Caucus video on homelessness, 3/6/14

Advocates want state to invest $100M in affordable housing, Laura Yuen, MPR, 3/6/14

Homeless and mental health advocates at the Capitol Thurs., KARE 11, 3/6/2014

Hundreds March at State Capitol for 'Homeless Day on the Hill', KSTP & KAAL TV, 3/6/14

First-person lobbyist for affordable housing, Shannon Houska,TC Daily Planet, 3/6/2014

Lack of housing inspires new alliances, James Warden, Finance & Commerce, 2/28/14

Coalition seeks $100 million to address homelessness, Carolyn Lange, Daily Globe, 2/16/2014

Community developers' group is part of a coaltion for affordable homes, Peter Bartz-Gallagher, Politics in Minnesota, 2/12/2014

Uneven Recovery: West Metro Problems Not Just Bubble Related, Lee Egerstrom & Leigh Rosenberg, MN2020, 1/29/2014

Uneven Recovery: MN Housing is Getting Unaffordable, Joe Sheeran, MN2020 Hindsight, 1/23/2014

Tuesday Talk: Q & A on MN's Uneven Housing Recovery, Joe Sheeran, 1/21/2014

A focus on homelessness will pay off for state, Editorial Board, Star Tribune, 1/10/2014