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    Storify: We’ve changed since the 1980s–MFIP should too. Storify: We’ve changed since the 1980s–MFIP should too.

    Storify: We’ve changed since the 1980s–MFIP should too.

Storify: We’ve changed since the 1980s–MFIP should too.

By |April 12, 2016|Advocacy, Economy, MFIP, Prosperity for All, State Capitol, State policy|Comments Off on Storify: We’ve changed since the 1980s–MFIP should too.
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    Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty

    Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty

Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty

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 […]

By |February 10, 2016|Advocacy, MFIP, News, Prosperity for All|Comments Off on Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty
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    Action Needed: Ask Governor Dayton to Raise MFIP Cash Assistance Action Needed: Ask Governor Dayton to Raise MFIP Cash Assistance

    Action Needed: Ask Governor Dayton to Raise MFIP Cash Assistance

Action Needed: Ask Governor Dayton to Raise MFIP Cash Assistance

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

By |December 10, 2015|Advocacy, MFIP, Prosperity for All|Comments Off on Action Needed: Ask Governor Dayton to Raise MFIP Cash Assistance
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    Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference

    Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference

Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference

MCH’s Executive Director’s Opening Remarks – Strength in Difference: Innovation, Inclusion, and Individuality 

My name is Senta Leff. I am the brand new executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless.

MCH Executive Director Senta Leff MCH […]

By |September 16, 2015|Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Conference, MCH Member Organizations, MFIP, News & Blog, Northeast Minnesota|Comments Off on Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference
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    11th Hour Updates from the Capitol 11th Hour Updates from the Capitol

    11th Hour Updates from the Capitol

11th Hour Updates from the Capitol

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 […]

By |May 18, 2015|Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Homes for All, MFIP, Prosperity for All, State Capitol|Comments Off on 11th Hour Updates from the Capitol
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    Budget Proposals on the Table Budget Proposals on the Table

    Budget Proposals on the Table

Budget Proposals on the Table

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 […]

By |April 20, 2015|Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Homes for All, MFIP, Prosperity for All, State Capitol, State policy|Comments Off on Budget Proposals on the Table
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    Prosperity for All Legislation Clears Hurdle Prosperity for All Legislation Clears Hurdle

    Prosperity for All Legislation Clears Hurdle

Prosperity for All Legislation Clears Hurdle

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 […]

By |March 16, 2015|Advocacy, MFIP, Prosperity for All, State Capitol|Comments Off on Prosperity for All Legislation Clears Hurdle
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    7 Day Instagram Challenge #ProsperMN 7 Day Instagram Challenge #ProsperMN

    7 Day Instagram Challenge #ProsperMN

7 Day Instagram Challenge #ProsperMN

Join us on Instagram for a 7 day challenge surrounding the campaign Prosperity for All. There are specific ideas for each day that bring our awareness to MFIP and what the program works to do for families in Minnesota.

Prosperity for All is advocating for an additional $100/month for families enrolled in […]

By |February 5, 2015|MFIP|Comments Off on 7 Day Instagram Challenge #ProsperMN
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    Big Campaign Announcement Big Campaign Announcement

    Big Campaign Announcement

Big Campaign Announcement

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
We have a lot of work ahead but […]

By |November 21, 2014|Advocacy, Homes for All, MFIP, Prosperity for All|Comments Off on Big Campaign Announcement
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    Legislative Wrap Up: Historic Changes for Striving Families Legislative Wrap Up: Historic Changes for Striving Families

    Legislative Wrap Up: Historic Changes for Striving Families

Legislative Wrap Up: Historic Changes for Striving Families

Here is a list of all the affirmative and positive MFIP policy changes that passed last week.  Your Prosperity for All support and advocacy paid off in big ways!

EDUCATION.  The MFIP workforce education changes will take effect July 1, 2014:  Unlimited participation will be allowed in adult basic education, GED coursework, ESL, and post-secondary education/training (including […]

By |May 21, 2014|Advocacy, Affirmative Options, Economy, Education, MFIP, State Capitol|Comments Off on Legislative Wrap Up: Historic Changes for Striving Families