Advocacy

ACTION ALERT

It is the last week of the 2024 legislative session and we have one action alert that will address two critical pieces of legislation: 1) We have an opportunity to advocate for $4 million in one-time funding to support emergency shelters (Emergency Services Program). Even with the historic funding that passed during the 2023 legislative session, there is still […]


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 […]


Special Edition: #MCHDOTH Highlights from MCH Fellows!

Last week was Homeless Day on the Hill, for some of our Fellows it was their first one, and we wanted to take the time to share their highlights and experiences.  💻 MCH Fellowship ProgramThere are four individuals in the Advocacy Fellowship Program with MCH: Laquita Love-Limo, Jason Urbanczyk, Claudette McDowall, and Ranee Rock. The […]


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 […]


The Path towards a Pathway Home

Creating the policy agenda is the most important part of our advocacy. In doing so, we relied on our core leaders, including members of the Regional Expert Network (REN), who are advocates who have lived experience of homelessness, and staff at organizations working to end homelessness. We organized listening sessions to identify the main solutions […]


Mid-Session Update

The Minnesota Legislature is currently taking their spring recess, so it’s a great time to catch up on what’s been happening over at the Capitol! 


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 […]


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 […]


Give To The Max Day 2021

November is officially here which means that Minnesota’s biggest giving month has arrived! While Give to the Max Day is on November 18th, we’re dedicating the entire month to MCH’s #GTMD21 campaign, and we have big goals. It will take $20,000 between now and November 30th to ensure that MCH has the resources to launch us into the 2022 legislative […]


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 […]