Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty
New report looks at the erosion of cash assistance over 30 years.
By LeAnn Littlewolf
Each morning, I wait for the school bus with my son. Some days, like today, the wind is […]
Governor Dayton is putting together his 2016 budget proposal. We’re asking 100 people to call the Governor and ask him to increase MFIP cash assistance by $100 per month.
It’s easy to call and leave a voicemail or message with a staffer: 651-201-3400 or
Public policy impacts people. We see how decisions made at the Legislature affect striving Minnesotans every day. Homelessness isn’t the problem. It’s the result of broken systems. Each year, we advocate for solutions to fix broken systems: homelessness prevention programs, more affordable housing, a stronger economic safety net.
Here’s what […]
As of this morning, lawmakers have released budget proposals affecting the Homes for All and Prosperity for All campaigns. These proposals show what’s on the table–but our work is far from done! Over the coming weeks, the Senate, House, and Governor’s office will be negotiating final budget agreements that […]
We have exciting news from the State Capitol! On March 10, the bill to increase MFIP cash assistance by $100/month was approved unanimously in the Senate Health and Human Services committee. If it is included in the final budget deal, this will be the first MFIP increase […]
We have big news! The Homes for All and Prosperity for All campaigns have announced priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
- A $39 million increase for housing and homeless services
- The MFIP Workforce Transportation Bill, adding $130 per month in assistance for striving families