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Highlights from MCH Advocacy Fellow, Ranee

Good afternoon, My name is Ranee and I’m writing to you about my time so far with my Fellowship. The MCH Advocacy Fellowship Program has been a wonderful experience and I’m so grateful I’m part of this first cohort. My time with the MCH Advocacy Fellowship Program is something that I value and am so appreciative […]


Highlights from MCH Advocacy Fellow, Jason

Hi there,I hope this email finds you well. Reflecting on my journey thus far in the MCH Advocacy Fellowship Program, I am honored to share my experiences with you. I am very proud to be a part of the first cohort of MCH Advocacy Fellows. There are a lot of wonderful advocates that applied, I […]


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 […]


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 […]


MCH Member Job Postings

MCH has over 70 members from across the state. To learn more about our membership program,  check out our website. Check out the job openings for some of our members: This list is as of 2/7/2024. If you are a member and want to feature your open positions email us at: info@mnhomelesscoalition.org 


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 […]


Emergency shelters, encampments and needed investments

Housing instability affects Minnesotans across urban, suburban and rural areas of the state. On any given night, there are 20,000 Minnesotans experiencing homelessness with significant over-representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. With advocates, partners and members organizations, together we are making progress across the state to increase the availability of temporary and permanent […]


Governor Proposes Historic Investments to Address Homelessness and Housing Instability

Here is a summary of key items included in the Governor’s proposed budget and a few items from the proposed bonding bill. MCH wants to provide this to our partners in advocacy so you do not need to sift through hundreds of pages of material (links to materials are at the end of the blog). […]


A letter from our Development Director, Clara Lind.

We’ve seen a lot this year: Community action that has sparked wins and joy, as well as the turmoil of homelessness that so many Minnesotans experience daily. Our community supporters play a key role in what we’re able to achieve each year, and we invite you to join us with your giving this season. Minnesota […]


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 […]