July Investors Council Recap: Legislative recap, COVID19, and race equity

MHP’s Investor’s Council Breakfast returned on July 8 for a virtual meeting. This was the first meeting since February, and the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health, housing, and the economy, and the murder of George Floyd has galvanized the largest civil rights movement in…

Congress must Ensure Housing Stability During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Rental assistance is required for Minnesotans to face COVID-19

Failure to include rental assistance will have dire consequences for low-income Minnesotans The lack of rental assistance in the Minnesota Legislature’s COVID-19 relief bill will have immediate negative consequences for Minnesota’s lowest income households. Advocates pressed for $100 million for rental assistance through the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program.

Tell lawmakers to support rental assistance for COVID-19 displaced workers

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Minnesota must immediately provide rental assistance to workers displaced by COVID-19

On Monday, Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-14 suspending evictions. Eviction moratoriums are a great first step to preventing homelessness, but much more is needed. State leaders must provide rental assistance of at least $100 million through the Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) or another rental assistance program.  According…

MHP’s Response to COVID19

MHP offices are physically closed effective Monday, March 16th through March 31st, to be extended if needed, following the advice of national, state, and local public health authorities in response to the COVID19 pandemic. MHP is working to reduce the burden on health care systems, along with our…

Leaders urge housing support for low-wage workers affected by COVID19

Leaders of Minnesota’s affordable housing organizations sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday asking Minnesota officials to act quickly to support low-wage workers at risk for homelessness as COVID 19 shuts down much of Minnesota’s economy.  “To responsibly support Minnesotans at this time of crisis, the State must…

COVID 19 and Housing

As COVID19 precautions and shutdowns continue, MHP will be monitoring the impact to affordable housing and advocating for policies that support housing stability for renters and homeowner, as well as production and preservation of affordable housing. Jump to Federal Response State Response MHP Advocacy  MHP Infographics and…