MHP’s EDI Hosts: A Housing Economic Development Workshop

MHP’s Emerging Developers Initiative (EDI) held a housing and economic development workshop for NW Minnesota and Tribal Nations in Crookston, MN this week: Where Are All Those Workers Driving in From and Why Can’t They Live Here? For more information on the EDI which supports the emergence and professional development of…

MHP Releases Key Facts on Housing 2022

All people should have a safe, secure place to call home. Today, 550,000 Minnesotans pay more than 30% of their income on housing (also known as “cost burdened”)—a number that continues to escalate. These families are forced to choose between paying for housing and other necessities such as food, medical…

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…

Job Postings: Community Development Director & Manager Positions

Community Development Director This position will provide strategic leadership, financial planning and marketing, and operational planning and leadership to MHP’s Community Development Team. Community Development department works directly with rural communities and organizations to achieve the community’s housing and development goals. Most of the work is…

What You Need to Know: Tax Credit Webinar

MHP hosted a virtual learning opportunity on the new MN Affordable Housing Tax Credit (AHTC) on Thursday, July 14, 2022. This new housing tool invests $10 million annually to affordable and workforce housing. Passed in 2021, it will go into effect in 2023. It is the only new…

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…