Homeless Memorial March & Service

29th Homeless Memorial March & Service 5:00 pm | March & Silent Vigil Thursday, December 19, 2013 Hennepin County Government Center 3rd Avenue South & 5th Street South, Minneapolis The march will follow 5th Street South westward to Nicollet Avenue and proceed south to 28th Street. 6:30 pm | Service of Remembrance Simpson United Methodist Church […]

Advocacy in Action: 1,904 Affordable Housing Units

During the 2013 legislative session, hundreds of people and organizations joined Homes for All to pass a $33 million funding boost for affordable housing and homeless services. A portion of this funding was recently awarded by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Bottom line: As a result of your support and advocacy, 1,904 affordable housing units will be […]

Raising the Minimum Wage

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week has started.  Did you know raising the minimum wage is among the top three priorities for the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless during the 2014 legislative agenda? Too many individuals and families do not have a stable place to live, simply because their wages are too low.  Yes, there are […]

2013 Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Annual Conference

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The Chosen Ones by Patrick Ness

As a kid, I loved the first day of school. The evening before, on that bittersweet last night of summer, the nerves, excitement, and sense of possibility were overwhelming. The preparation rituals for kids across the state probably go something like this: Lay out your best clothes. Pack a special lunch (mine was a peanut […]

The Road to MNSure

We reached a milestone in health care. Just three years ago health coverage was nearly lost for the poorest Minnesotans when GAMC was nearly eliminated. Today, Minnesota is the only state to fully embrace the Affordable Care Act by: 1) Expanding Medicaid to cover single adults in poverty 2) Building MNSure, the online health insurance marketplace 3) Preserving a state-subsidized plan through MinnesotaCare, […]

Join the Board of Directors

Are you a leader interested in sharing your skills with a small but mighty organization?  The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is seeking candidates with financial management or analysis skills; from Greater Minnesota; from communities of color. Take a look at the Board of Directors position description and apply online by October 15, 2013. Please share with anyone who […]

Violence Against Women Act 2013: HUD Changes

The Violence Against Women Act 2013 was signed into law on March 7th, 2013. There are some of the key changes related to housing. HUD would like [highlight color=”yellow”]your comments by October 7, 2013. [/highlight] VAWA 2013 maintains protections for public housing, Section 8 and expands the housing protections from VAWA 2005 to include the following programs which […]

Nonprofit Mission Award Part I

Exciting news! The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless won the prestigious Nonprofit Mission Award in Advocacy, presented by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) and MAP for nonprofits. We are humbled to receive this recognition for our advocacy. However, this award really belongs to the hundreds of people and organizations that are dedicated to making […]

2013 Steve O’Neil Outstanding Organizer Award

Nominate someone for the 2013 Steve O’Neil Award today! Steve O’Neil was a St. Louis County Commissioner and tireless organizer for housing and homeless services.  A Chicago native who earned a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the 1970s, O’Neil and his wife, Angie Miller, made advocacy a part of their daily […]