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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 2

Hi all, We have been meeting with lawmakers this week and securing signatures for the bonding bills. There can be up to five authors on the Senate bill, and we have all five! The House we can have up to 35 authors, and we have 33. We are very excited! PACK THE ROOM! If you […]

Homeless Memorial March

The Homeless Memorial March and Service will bring together hundreds of community members to remember 169 homeless and formerly homeless friends and 11 advocates who passed away over the year. Of the individuals remembered, the average death age of homeless Minnesotans is 45. The average death age of formerly homeless individuals is 51. Of the […]

Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference

MCH’s Executive Director’s Opening Remarks – Strength in Difference: Innovation, Inclusion, and Individuality  My name is Senta Leff. I am the brand new executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. While we are here because of our shared commitment to ending homelessness, we each bring varied and valuable perspectives on how to accomplish […]

Announcing Our New Executive Director

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is pleased to announce Senta Leff as our 5th executive director.  She comes with more than a decade of experience working across sectors to create opportunities for people in poverty to achieve their potential. She has worked most recently as program developer for the Family Supportive Housing Services division at the Amherst H. Wilder […]

Action Alert: Ask House Members to Support Homes for All!

Your help is needed! MN House proposal cuts millions from proven and effective housing/homeless programs The House Job Growth and Energy Committee has released their initial omnibus bill. Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance cut $1.3 million Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance cut $2.4 million Challenge Fund (housing construction/rehab) cut $5 million MN House proposes cutting Health […]

A Day in the Life: Reactions from a Healthcare Perspective (Guest Blog)

My Day I wake up early Monday morning to a forecast of a high of 0 and wind-chill of -20. My first thought: why do I live here? My second thought:  how does someone expect me to walk around Minneapolis for the next 8 hours? As an introduction to Global Search for Justice: Changing the […]

The New Face of Homelessness

Rochester Schools homeless liaison Melissa Brandt wrote an illuminating piece about homeless students and the role of government and individuals in meeting their needs. Did you know public schools had a homeless liaison? As the homeless liaison, Melissa Brandt helps assist those kids and their families experiencing homelessness. Brandt eloquently stated: “Honestly, most of the […]