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FHPAP Updates with Ranee Rock, MCH Advocacy Fellow

The last few weeks we have been busy at the Capitol with the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP). Ranee Rock, MCH Advocacy Fellow, prepped a testifier a few weeks ago, and she also testified herself last week in front of the House and Senate committees. Keep reading for an update from Ranee and […]


MCH Leadership Updates: Interim Executive Director

📝 A note from our Interim Executive DirectorWe have selected our Interim Executive Director! After a few discussions as a team, we decided an in-house interim would serve our organization best through the end of the year. Welcome, Matt Traynor! Find a note from Matt here: Hello! If you do not already know me, my name […]


Passing the Baton: Farewell, Rhonda Otteson, and Thank You!

2024 greetings to you on behalf of the board and staff of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless! I’m writing today to share some big news: an announcement from our Executive Director, Rhonda Otteson and a note of thanks from the board. Rhonda’s Message: A Goodbye and Thank You Good morning friends and colleagues, Since […]


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 – […]


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 […]


MCH Staff Comings and Goings

March 09, 2021 Good Morning MCH Advocates, We are moving quickly at the legislature after a great Homeless Day on the Hill. Please stay tuned for ways to get and stay engaged as the legislative session progresses.I want to share some important staff updates from MCH. We are adding two new staff and saying goodbye to one… It’s time to […]


New MCH Board Members in 2021

In 2020, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homelessness welcomed five new board members. The board also elected its officers for 2021:  Andy Pomroy will serve as board chair, Robert DeChellis will serve as vice-chair, Lucy Zander will serve as treasurer, and Pam Johnson will continue to serve as secretary. Join us in welcoming our newest […]


02/03 & 02/04 – Hearing Update

We are into week six of #mnleg and we are virtually pushing our legislative agenda with you, our advocates, and our lawmakers. We have a couple of hearings coming up highlighting our bills that we want you to attend. Upcoming Hearings Wednesday 02/03/2021 at 10:30 am – we have a hearing for both HF 42 (ESP/Housing Support COVID […]


2020 Give to the MAX w/ MCH

Amidst a pandemic and the growing needs of people facing homelessness and housing instability, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless has worked with our partners to achieve record-breaking wins at the legislature. This year, for every $1 invested in our work, MCH returned $413 to address homelessness and create homes in communities across Minnesota. Make a […]


Welcome, Sumaya!

MCH is excited and eager to learn alongside our newest coworker, Sumaya Hassan! Sumaya graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in Family Social Science. She is currently in graduate school working towards completing a Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Colorado-Denver. Before joining the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless […]