Local Housing Trust Funds in Minnesota

February 2023 This publication provides information on the numerous Minnesota cities and counties that have adopted Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTFs). With Minnesota having adopted a state match program, we have continued to see a steady increase of funds established across the state. This report includes information from MHPs most recent…

Legislative Session Kicks off with a Rally for Housing

On January 11th, Minnesota housing advocates packed the Capitol Rotunda for a rousing rally to launch the legislative session. Government leaders called for housing investment, including Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho, House Majority Leader Jamie…

State Policy

Minnesota is stronger when everyone has a home. Check out MHP’s 2024 State Policy Agenda, which includes Bonding, Eliminating Wage Threat, enabling and incentivizing different housing types and densities, Source of Income Protections, Emergency Rental Assistance, Bring it Home Rental Assistance, and the Our Future Starts at Home Constitutional Amendment.

MHP Releases Key Facts on Housing

September 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…

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 …