Fridays with Fatima Volume 9

We are 31 days away from the end of the 2018 legislative session! Homes for All  Today marks the final committee deadline for the budget bills. That means they have to be acted on favorably and re-referred to the House Ways and Means Committee or the Senate Finance Committee. Since the release of budget targets in the House of […]

Heading Home Together Reflection

The Heading Home Together Leadership Circle had a meeting on Tuesday, April 10. Allison Streich and Senta Leff (Homes for All Co-Chairs) are representing Homes for All on the Heading HomeTogether Leadership Circle. The new Heading Home Together Leadership Circle will radically change how we identify and solve problems. It will fully leverage the commitments and contributions of all. Heading Home Together Leadership Circle Allison Streich shares her experience with the […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 8

Friends, We’re halfway through the legislative session and MCH has been busy at the Capitol! Keep reading for a few updates from the week. The Budget Targets In February, a $329 million projected budget surplus was announced.  On Thursday evening, the House Ways and Means committee voted on budget targets for committees. How do budget targets work? Budget targets are proposed by the Ways […]

Welcome, Andy!

MCH’s board of directors is growing! We are very excited to introduce Andy Pomroy as our newest board member. Andy is  Government Relations Specialist at Fredrikson & Byron. Read below to hear more about Andy: 1) What is your role at Fredrikson & Byron? I am a Government Relations Specialist where I represent a variety […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 6

Greetings! MCH had another busy week at the Capitol filled with meetings and hearings. Keep reading to learn more! Homes for All Bills All hands were on deck this week as multiple of our Homes for All bills were heard in committees. Our Minnesota Housing Finance (MHFA) bill authored by Senator Dziedzic (S. F. 3238), Tax Exempt Bond […]

Join us at the Capitol this week!

With the spring recess right around the corner (March 30 – April 6), there are deadlines to be met and hearings to attend! Join us at the Minnesota Legislature this week to advance affordable housing across the state! Wednesday, March 28, 2018 There will be three hearings to attend on Wednesday; one focuses on a support agenda […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 5

Hey all – thanks for following along with Fridays with Fatima. We have some great progress on our bills below. MCH’s 2018 Legislative Agenda can be found here. REMINDER: Legislators will be heading back to their districts for spring recess, beginning Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 8. This is a great time to thank them […]

Reflections from Homeless Day on the Hill

Homeless Day on the Hill was a few weeks ago, and we are still reliving the great day of advocacy! MCH Executive Director, Senta Leff, had a radio interview with WCCO and you can find that here:   MCH is lucky to have great volunteers to help us prepare for our events, and make them […]

Fridays with Fatima – Volume 4

Hi all, Friday is here – are you ready for the MCH update? Homes for All Bills New legislators sign on to our bills everyday! Below I’ve laid out the progress of our bills, which committee they are in, and their bill numbers. Click on the hyperlinks below for a thrilling ride into the lives […]

Welcome, Jessie!

MCH is excited to welcome our newest Board Member, Jessie Hendel. Jessie is the Vice President of Advantage Services at CommonBond Communities. CommonBond Communities is also an MCH member! Get to know Jessie below! 1) What your role is at Commonbond? I am the Vice President of Advantage Services at CommonBond Communities. I provide leadership […]