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…

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…

MHP Webinar: Using ARPA’s Fiscal Recovery Funds for Housing Investments

Margaret Kaplan, President of Housing Justice Center and Elizabeth Glidden, Deputy Executive Director of MHP hosted this webinar, featuring examples of Minnesota local jurisdictions utilizing ARPA funds to address housing needs. Thank you to our panelists: Commissoner Shelia Kiscaden, Olmsted CountyDave Dunn, Director of Housing, Olmsted CountyElfric Porte, Director of …

Minnesota ERASE Campaign

The Minnesota ERASE Campaign (End Rental Arrears and Stop Evictions) is an effort to ensure that the historic aid enacted by Congress reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters it is intended to help. We are working to eliminate rental indebtedness caused by the pandemic, prevent evictions, and create support…

Resources for Advocacy

Osman Ahmed, U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Green, and Hennepin CountyCommissioner Angela Conley at a June 21, 2019 housing forum. MHP supports, strengthens and amplifies the advocacy capacity of community members.  Sign up to advocate with MHP’s Public Policy team today! Share important facts…

Projects and Campaigns

MHP works in partnership with coalitions and campaigns to raise the profile of affordable housing issues, urge legislators to act, and ultimately, to achieve policy goals. MHP Leads These Collaborative Efforts: Minnesota Chapter of Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH-MN)Minnesota ERASE CampaignMinnesota Rural Development WorkgroupYes…

Local Housing Trust Funds in Minnesota: 2020 Update

This report provides updates on numerous Minnesota cities and counties that have adopted local housing trust funds at escalating rates since the adoption of a 2017 state law defining housing trust funds. With Minnesota adopting a state match program, it is anticipated new funds will be continued to be established…

2021 Congressional District Profiles

MHP has released Congressional District Profiles as part of its 2021 State of the State of Housing report. These profiles provide data on cost-burdened households paying at least 30% of their income for housing, a comparison of what common jobs pay, and what renting and owning actually…