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    No special session, no bonding bill No special session, no bonding bill

    No special session, no bonding bill

No special session, no bonding bill

A special session is off the table. The Governor and House Majority Leaders failed to reach a negotiation that would resurrect the Legislature’s work this year. A lot of funding was at stake for Minnesotans experiencing homelessness. Both chambers passed a bonding bill that included $45 million for housing. […]

By |August 22, 2016|Advocacy, Bonding, Homes for All, State Capitol, State policy, Voting|Comments Off on No special session, no bonding bill
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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.
  • Resolutions - 2015
    Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

    Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

Precinct caucuses are coming up Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Be sure to bring along the Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness. A PDF is available here.


Precinct Caucus

Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

Whereas an estimated 14,000 Minnesotans are homeless on […]

By |February 22, 2016|Advocacy, State policy|Comments Off on Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness
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    New Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase MFIP Cash Assistance New Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase MFIP Cash Assistance

    New Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase MFIP Cash Assistance

New Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase MFIP Cash Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 8, 2016

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase Cash Assistance in Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program

St. Paul—A new report released today by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid shows the painful impact of inflation on the state’s welfare-to-work program. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) cash […]

By |February 8, 2016|Advocacy, Prosperity for All, State Capitol, State policy|Comments Off on New Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase MFIP Cash Assistance
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    2015 Legislative Wrap Up 2015 Legislative Wrap Up

    2015 Legislative Wrap Up

2015 Legislative Wrap Up

The regular session of the 2015 Minnesota state legislature came to a close late Monday night with a flurry of bills being passed by the House and the Senate and sent to Governor Dayton for his signature or veto. It was a mixed bag for Minnesota Coalition for the […]

By |May 22, 2015|Advocacy, Prosperity for All, State Capitol, State policy|Comments Off on 2015 Legislative Wrap Up
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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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    Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

    Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

Governor Dayton released his 2016-17 budget proposal this week.  The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless praises Governor Dayton’s support for children and families. Top budget priorities include a child care tax credit, statewide pre-k, and wrap around school services. Here’s what we’re watching:

HOMES FOR ALL

  • $2.5M increase for Bridges (rental assistance […]
By |January 27, 2015|Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Child Homelessness, Homes for All, Prosperity for All, State Capitol, State policy|Comments Off on Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal
  • Resolutions - 2015
    Precinct Caucus Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness Precinct Caucus Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

    Precinct Caucus Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

Precinct Caucus Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

It’s an off election year but if your local party is hosting precinct caucuses on Tuesday February 3, be sure to bring along the Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness. A PDF is available hereResolutions - 2015

Resolution to Prevent […]

By |January 22, 2015|Advocacy, State policy|Comments Off on Precinct Caucus Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness
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    ACTION ALERT:  Ask legislators to VOTE YES! ACTION ALERT:  Ask legislators to VOTE YES!

    ACTION ALERT: Ask legislators to VOTE YES!

ACTION ALERT: Ask legislators to VOTE YES!

Both the Senate and House released their bonding proposals. The bill may head to the House Floor as soon as Friday. Can you make three phone calls now?

***Action Alert***

1. Call your state senator and state representative ASAP. Ask them to VOTE YES on the bonding bill and to support $100 […]

By |May 7, 2014|Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Bonding, State policy|Comments Off on ACTION ALERT: Ask legislators to VOTE YES!
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    Walk a Mile Walk a Mile

    Walk a Mile

Walk a Mile

Policymaking 101 requires you to put yourself in the shoes the people affected. Let’s jump into the shoes of one of the 10,000 adults without a high school diploma or GED who participate in Minnesota’s welfare program (Minnesota Family Investment Program, or MFIP). MFIP is the […]

By |April 4, 2014|Advocacy, MFIP, Prosperity for All, State Capitol, State policy, Wages|Comments Off on Walk a Mile