2024 Legislative Session Summary

By Libby Murphy, Director of Policy The interesting end of the 2024 session marks the end of the biennium. While 2024 may have felt a bit status quo, it was an incredible biennium for housing. Over the biennium, lawmakers invested more than $2B in affordable housing initiatives and homeless…

MHP’s Legislative Update: Rep. Agbaje & Amy Koch

Minnesota state policy update mid-2023 session featuring Amy Koch of Hylden Advocacy & Law, Annie Shapiro of Minn Cap and Rep. Esther Agbaje (DFL – Minneapolis). Rep. Agbaje serves as Vice Chair of the House Housing Committe, in caucus leadership, and co-chairs the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) caucus.

Take Action Now! $2 Billion for Housing in 2023

We need your help! Join MHP in advocating for critical investments in housing. With a historic budget surplus, we have the means and now is the time for lawmakers to prioritize desperately needed investments. $2 billion for housing are needed to ensure that people have access to safe, healthy, and affordable housing. …

Candidate Questionnaire 2022

No matter what part of Minnesota you’re from, having a safe, stable place to come home to is the foundation for our wellbeing. But Minnesota is facing a housing shortage and affordability crisis that is making it harder for people to find a safe place to call…

Vote Homes: Engaging Candidates in 2022

A webinar on the importance of candidate engagement during the 2020 election, with a focus on housing. Learn about the 2022 Candidate Questionnaire on Housing Issues, tips for non-profits engaging with candidates, social media engagement, and hosting candidate forums. You can find presentation slides (PDF) here, and a video…

2022 State Legislative Session Recap

Minnesota had a projected surpluses of $9.3 billion in Fiscal Years (FY) 2022-23 and $6.3 billion in FY 2024-25. The divided legislature accomplished little, and nothing for housing. Lawmakers came into session far apart on how to spend and give back the surplus. The Senate GOP wanted to give permanent…

Special Session Hopes for Housing

Minnesota is so close to legislative deal – let’s get all sides together to get the job done! As time (and the legislative session) passes, the needs for housing have only grown. Minnesota families need safe, stable housing to thrive Star Tribune on the possibility of…