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…

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…

2020 Legislative District Profiles

As a key leader in the Homes for All Coalition, MHP will be at the state capitol this session making the case for robust investments and smart policies that advance housing. Whether we engage in person or online, when we advocate for #Homes4AllMN, lawmakers need to know what’s going on…

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…

MHP releases rural rental housing policy report

Minnesota Housing Partnership has released Rural Rental Housing: Report and Recommendations (April 2020).   The report is a culmination of stakeholder surveys and a fall 2019 convening of rural rental housing policy stakeholders in Little Falls, Minnesota. Rural housing advocates and community members met to talk…

Local Housing Trust Fund Manual for Minnesota

With 80 pages of references, case studies and explainers, the Local Housing Trust Fund Manual for Minnesota provides an in-depth discussion of key decisions local communities will make to establish a Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) — from creating priorities to choosing revenue sources. What is a local housing trust…