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 lawmakers are becoming more clear. While we do not yet see the amount of rental assistance needed proposed by the House, Senate or Governor, we need all advocates to continue fighting for the resources needed to support housing for Minnesotans.
Rental assistance increases, spread through a number of House bills, total approximately $59 million, with $49 million of that for resources similar to emergency rental assistance.
Please contact your lawmakers to let them know rental assistance is essential to Minnesota families and should be included at the highest levels possible.
Call and email Legislative Leaders TODAY
Taxes Chair Paul Marquart
Speaker of the House
Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller
Suggested message:****My name is __ and I live at [___address & city___]. Please support rental assistance in the state’s supplemental budget, which is desperately needed by Minnesota families across our state. RentHelpMN closed with only a few days notice and we need $330 million to serve qualifying households through June 2022 with this pandemic-related assistance. Evictions are already beginning to skyrocket, with the vast majority avoidable by providing families with assistance to pay the rent, a win-win for housing providers and renters.
[tell your story – why is this important]. Thank you!***