38th Annual Homeless Memorial March and Service
Honoring and remembering those who have died while experiencing homelessness In December of 1984, the first official Minnesota Homeless Memorial was held, launching the collaboration between Simpson Housing Services and the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) that exists to this day. Unidentified people began to be included in the service throughout the years, as […]
Emergency shelters, encampments and needed investments
Housing instability affects Minnesotans across urban, suburban and rural areas of the state. On any given night, there are 20,000 Minnesotans experiencing homelessness with significant over-representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. With advocates, partners and members organizations, together we are making progress across the state to increase the availability of temporary and permanent […]
Early Bird Conference Registration & Conference Scholarships!
Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2022 Annual MCH Conference! This early registration at a reduced rate for both Members ($230) and General Admission ($255) is only available until Monday, July 25th, 2022. Get signed up today so you don’t miss the amazing networking opportunities, breakout sessions, workshops, and presentations that’ll all take place in Duluth on […]
Session falls short around funding priorities to end homelessness
We have officially reached the end of the regular Legislative Session for 2022. Before anything else, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless wants to give our deepest thanks to all of the advocates that stepped up during this intense session to make your voices heard and take action to push our legislators to prioritize homelessness […]
Complete our end-of-session Action Alert!
As we enter the final stretch of this year’s Legislative Session, it’s time to ramp up our efforts and build urgency at the Capitol. We need to build momentum and make our voices heard! As a DOTH participant, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless feels you would be interested in completing our new Action Alert. […]
Progress Update: 2022 Legislative Session
By Zack Eichten, Director of Public Policy It’s legislative break so it’s time to provide an update on the progress to advance the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2022 Policy Agenda. See “background” further down this blog post to learn more about our policy agenda setting process. Here is a quick update on each of […]
Meet our new Board Members!
Join us in welcoming our newest board members to the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless: Thomas Adams, Commonbond Communities Elena Guerra, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Clara Jung, Macalester College Mary Reigert, Minnesota Tribal Collaborative to End Homelessness Kayla Simon, Minnesota State Community & Technical College Read a little about them below: Thomas Adams – […]
Governor Proposes Historic Investments to Address Homelessness and Housing Instability
Here is a summary of key items included in the Governor’s proposed budget and a few items from the proposed bonding bill. MCH wants to provide this to our partners in advocacy so you do not need to sift through hundreds of pages of material (links to materials are at the end of the blog). […]
A letter from our Development Director, Clara Lind.
We’ve seen a lot this year: Community action that has sparked wins and joy, as well as the turmoil of homelessness that so many Minnesotans experience daily. Our community supporters play a key role in what we’re able to achieve each year, and we invite you to join us with your giving this season. Minnesota […]
A note of gratitude from us at MCH.
As we close out the year, I’m filled with hope and gratitude–both for the work we have accomplished together and also for the opportunities that lie before us. Together, we’ve met the challenges of the pandemic, historic levels of homelessness, and widespread housing instability with inspiring levels of commitment. Thank you for your partnership and […]