MHP to launch a multi-year housing campaign: Request for Proposals

MHP is excited to launch a multi-year statewide housing campaign in 2022. We seek to change the hearts and minds of people throughout the state about housing—dispel myths and stereotypes about who needs and lives in affordable homes and promote understanding about how housing affects our ability to succeed and…

OSAH-MN Federal Housing Advocacy Updates & Training

Tuesday, June 14, 10-11:30 am Join Minnesota’s Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH-MN) Campaign to learn what action Congress is taking to support housing justice through resources and policy. You will learn about the OSAH-MN campaign, get updates on what is happening in Washington, DC, and receive training on federal advocacy activities. …

Market Watch Issue #8: Mankato, Moorhead & St. Cloud

Across the state, growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates—a problem which has been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19. Current owners of unsubsidized rental properties lack the tools to preserve and improve aging properties necessary to maintain…

Job Posting: Community Development Associate

MHP seeks someone interested in and committed to affordable housing that wants to start at the ground level assisting our Community Development department. You’ll provide support for our team’s work of planning, coordinating, delivering and reporting on Community Development projects across the country. This is a…

Support Source of Income Protections TODAY!

Source of Income Protections have been included in the House omnibus bill (HF4376) but not in the Senate omnibus. Action is needed to ensure SOI protections becomes law. We are asking folks to call their MN Senator, MN Representative, and if they have extra time Sen. Draheim. Find your legislators…

Weekly Action!

ADVOCACY NEEDED FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE Legislative leadership has negotiated a “global framework.” Resources for housing are not guaranteed as part of this framework. As the legislature heads into its spring break this week (April 11-17), MHP is kicking our advocacy into high gear with weekly actions. The priorities of…

Ask Congress for Increased Housing Investments

State and local governments and the communities they serve rely on federal resources to meet the housing, homelessness, and community development needs of their communities. However, Congress has underfunded these resources for decades.  Contact your members of Congress and urge them to support top housing priorities in FY23, including:  …

Local Housing Trust Funds Action

Your action is needed now! Lawmakers released most omnibus supplemental spending and policy bills last week. Included in the House Housing Finance and Policy bill is an additional $7 million for Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTFs). As a reminder, MHP secured $1M in matching funds last year, an amount we…

Take Action Now! $2 Billion in Budget Targets for Housing

We need your help! Join MHP in advocating for critical investments in housing. Minnesota Management and Budget has recently announced a revised projected state surplus of over $9 billion for fiscal year 2022-23. We have the means and now is the time for lawmakers to prioritize desperately needed investments. $2 billion budget targets…