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Welcome, Amy!

We are pleased to welcome Amy Brugh to the MCH Staff! Amy will serve as our interim executive director for the next few months while we begin our search for a permanent executive director. Amy Brugh is a nonprofit consultant focused on interim staffing, planning, and facilitation. Most recently she was the interim executive director […]


Thank you, and Farewell!

May 21, 2019 Good Afternoon, After eight years with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, four as a Board member and four as executive director, it is time for me to move on. My last day at MCH is Thursday, May 23. It has been my great honor and privilege to work with amazing people, […]


Callz to Walz — ROUND TWO!!

TAKE ACTION!  Emergency shelters are the starting point to long-term stability. As we approach Conference Committee decisions and deadlines, we need Governor Walz to fight for the inclusion of dollars for supportive services like the Emergency Services Program (ESP) in final negotiations. Find a script to guide your calls below and let matt@mnhomelesscoalition.org know you’ve called or emailed Governor […]


Fridays with Fatima 2019 v14

Good Afternoon!  With less than four and a half weeks to go, policymakers are feeling the pressures of successfully moving bills off the Senate and House floors. The Legislative session is slated to end on May 20th, and we have seen marathon floor sessions this week as parties attempt to demonstrate their abilities to execute […]


2019 Fridays with Fatima v12

Greetings! With five weeks to go until session commences, work has ramped up tremendously in committees! The House of Representative and Senate have until the end of today to pass all finance and appropriation bills through their respective finance committees. For the House of Representatives, this means the Ways and Means committee, chaired by Representative […]


Navigation Center info with Simpson Housing Services

What is the Navigation Center? The Navigation Center is a Native-led, collaborative community response. Red Lake Nation, Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors, Hennepin County, the State of Minnesota, shelter providers in the Minneapolis shelter collaborative, including Simpson Housing Services (#MCHMember), and several other organizations united to provide outreach to the primarily Native American community living at […]


Fridays with Fatima 2019 v11

Advocates,    We have less than 13 weeks left of session and committees increasing the number of bills heard. Today is the final day to have policy-related bills heard in both chambers. Whereas the first deadline related to securing a hearing in either the Senate or House, the second deadline, which is today, means that if you […]


TAKE ACTION!! (Homes for All)

Friends and advocates, The Committee Chairs in the House of Representative are putting together their omnibus bills and we want to make sure affordable housing is strongly positioned. We have no time to waste!! Please take action with us — script below. What: Homes for All Action Alert Date: Friday 3/29 – Sunday 3/31 Time: All weekend!Goal: Call […]


Fridays with Fatima (Ft. Senta!) v10

Good Afternoon! There are eight weeks left in the legislative session and our momentum has never been stronger. Last week, MCH hosted our largest Homeless Day on the Hill in history. More than 800 of you turned out. Governor Walz AND Lt. Governor Flanagan joined us and rallied the crowd. Our hearing room was PACKED. […]


Homeless DOTH 2019!

Thank you for registering for Homeless Day on the Hill on Wednesday, March 13, from 8:00am – 3:00pm — we are looking forward to advocating with you! Click here for the master list of lawmaker visits Homeless Day on the Hill Details: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:00 am – Registration at Central Presbyterian Church (Location: 500 Cedar […]