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For 2013, the Homes for All alliance worked hard to ensure that communities throughout the state could benefit from quality, affordable housing options, and that Minnesota's children could grow and learn without facing the damaging effects of homelessness.

Congratulations to Homes for All for helping secure a $33 million boost for housing and homeless services in state budget! Many, many more Minnesotans will have a safe, affordable place to call home and the resources to stay housed successfully as a result.



Read more about the success of the 2013 session in blog posts and legislative wrap ups by Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Hearth Connection, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and Minnesota Housing Partnership.

Homes for All was recently featured by the National Low Income Housing Coalition for its success in 2013!


2013 Homes for All Materials

Homes for All Legislative Agenda (full version)

Homes for All Legislative Agenda (proposed budget table version)

Homes for All Bonding Proposal (fact sheet)


Homes for All bills

  • H.F. 1194 (Isaacson) / S.F. 811 (Dibble): increases base funding for MHFA Challenge affordable housing development funding, Housing Trust Fund, Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance, and many more programs by $25 million;
  • H.F. 937 (Laine) / S.F. 797 (Clausen): increases base funding for DHS homeless support services, transitional housing programs, emergency services grants and homeless youth housing programs by $25 million;
  • H.F. 1070 (Hausman) / S.F. 960 (Sparks): authorizes debt service for $35 million under the housing infrastructure bond program; and $15 million public housing rehabilitation.

Thank you to our Bill Authors!


MHP is a proud partner of Homes for All. The Homes for All alliance advances shared policy initiatives that lead to housing stability for all Minnesotans.

Click Next for a list of Homes for All alliance members, how to submit a letter-to-the-editor, and Homes for All in the media.

Homes for All includes the following organizations.



Alliance Housing Incorporated

Anoka County Community Action Program

APAHC (formerly Asian Pacific American Housing Consortium)

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

Build Wealth Minnesota 

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Center City Housing

Children's Hope International

City of Lakes Community Land Trust

Churches United in Ministry

CommonBond Communities

Community Action Duluth

Community Neighborhood Housing Services

Congden Park Elementary

Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness

Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Duluth LISC

D.W. Jones, Inc.

Eveleth City Council

Eveleth Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Family Housing Fund

Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons

Grace University Lutheran Church

Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC)

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF)

Heading Home Hennepin

Heading Home Minnesota

Heading Home Ramsey

Heartland Community Action


Hope Coalition

Hope Community

Hope Community Presbyterian Church

House of Charity

Hearth Connection

Inter-County Community Council

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners

Lincoln Park Middle School

Lutheran Social Service

MN Land Trust Coalition

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minnesota Community Action Partnership

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Minnesota NAHRO

Minnesota - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Minnesota Nurses Association

Murray County Schools (ISD 2169)

Nettleton Elementary

North Shore Horizons

Northwest Community Action

Open Access Connections

Our Saviour's Housing

People Serving People

PRG, Inc.

Project for Pride in Living

R & R Family Centers

Range Transitional Housing

Rise, Inc.

Sand Companies, Inc.

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

Shelter Corporation

Simpson Housing Services

Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership

St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral Outreach Ministries

St. Stephens Human Services

Start Today Hennepin

The Bridge for Youth

Three Rivers Community Action


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Urban Homeworks

Virginia Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Wilder Foundation

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.

Pioneer Press

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By mail:
Pioneer Press
345 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

By fax: (651) 228-5564.

Star Tribune

Submit online: http://www.startribune.com/opinion/115289839.html

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By mail:
Star Tribune
425 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55488

Duluth News Tribune

Submit online: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/contactForm/email_id/171/

By mail:
Duluth News Tribune
424 W. First St.
Duluth, MN 55802

Rochester Post-Bulletin

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By mail:
Editorial Page
18 First Ave. S.E.
Rochester, MN 55903-6118

Eden Prairie News

Submit online: https://edenprairienews-dot-com.bloxcms-ny1.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

By mail:
Eden Prairie News
250 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 211
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Sun Current

Submit online: http://current.mnsun.com/submit-a-letter/

By mail:
Sun Current
10917 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Press & News

Submit online: http://pressnews.com/submit-a-letter-to-the-editor/

By mail:
Press & News
33 Second St. N.E., Box 280
Osseo, MN 55369

Savage Pacer

Submit online: https://savagepacer-dot-com.bloxcms-ny1.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

By mail:
Savage Pacer
14093 Commerce Avenue
Savage, MN 55372

South Washington County Bulletin

Submit online: http://www.swcbulletin.com/event/contactForm/email_id/16/

By mail:
South Washington County Bulletin
7584 80th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN. 55016

Grand Rapids Herald-Review

Submit online: https://grandrapidsmn-dot-com.bloxcms.com/site/forms/online_services/letter

By mail:
Grand Rapids Herald-Review
301 1st Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Sun Sailor

Submit online: http://sailor.mnsun.com/submit-a-letter/

Homes for All in the media

Tackling the new front in homelessness: families, Editorial Board, Star Tribune, 12/30/2013

Sequestration and Housing: From bad to worse, Lee Egerstrom, MN2020 Hindsight, 12/9/2013

Minnesota's Homes for All Coalition Wins Big Victory in State Budget, National Low Income Coaltion Memo to Members, 6/10/2013

State investment in affordable housing will benefit Itasca County and beyond, Barb Sanderson, Grand Rapids Herald Review, 5/1/2013

It's true leadership to look beyond the bell, Kenza Hadj-Moussa, Star Tribune, 5/1/2013

Minnesota students need shelter before and after the bell, Michael Munoz and Patty Phillips, Star Tribune, 4/29/2013

COMMUNITY VOICES: Success in education begins with housing: Support Homes for All!, Chad Schwitters, Twin Cities Daily Planet, 4/26/2013

An investment for Bemidji and beyond, Laura Straw, Bemidji Pioneer, 4/25/2013

Minnesota's homeless are profiled in new Wilder findings, MinnPost, 4/16/2013

mn2020videoVIDEO: Housing Plan for the Future, MN2020, 4/15/2013

Association Update: An 'urgent need' for affordable housing in Minnesota, Finance & Commerce, 4/4/2013

Affordable housing crisis, Almanac: At the Capitol, Twin Cities Public Television, 3/27/2013

Fighting youth homelessness: Provide housing — and help finding a job, MinnPost, 3/19/2013

Tour puts faces to the names of state's homeless, Twin Cities Daily Planet, 3/8/2013

Group wants more money to curb homelessness, Worthington Daily Globe, 3/7/2013

Rep. Jason Isaacson Sponsoring Bill to Combat Homelessness, Roseville Patch, 3/7/2013

Despite brighter economy, Minnesota's homeless numbers still rise, MinnPost, 03/6/2013

Falling Incomes, Rising Rents Squeeze Working Poor, MN2020, 1/29/2013

Making room for more affordable housing, Finance & Commerce, 1/18/2013

Bonding for building: Minnesota organizations work together to get legislature to fund housing, Twin Cities Daily Planet, 3/30/2012