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 […]

6 Things You Don’t Know About Welfare

1. Most people on welfare are children. 2. The nation’s  welfare program, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Need Families), is only available to families with children… 3. … And yet, most families living below the poverty line are not enrolled in TANF.  (and the number of families enrolled in TANF has dropped substantially since 1996 – […]

3 Things You Don’t Know About Homelessness

Visit  Wilder Research to view full results from the 2012 Homelessness in Minnesota survey.                                        

9 Questions for #AskObamaHousing

What would you ask President Obama about housing? Questions were answered this week. Here’s the interview. Here are some of the questions asked. <script src=”//”></script><noscript>[<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “9 Questions for #AskObamaHousing” on Storify</a>]</noscript>

Ready, Set, Blog!

Greetings! We’re very excited to re-launch the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) blog. We are a statewide coalition of 150 member organizations. MCH’s mission is to generate public policies, community support, and local resources to end homelessness in Minnesota. Our work toward this mission is focused in three areas: housing, health care, and economic […]