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 […]
MCH Staff Comings and Goings
March 09, 2021 Good Morning MCH Advocates, We are moving quickly at the legislature after a great Homeless Day on the Hill. Please stay tuned for ways to get and stay engaged as the legislative session progresses.I want to share some important staff updates from MCH. We are adding two new staff and saying goodbye to one… It’s time to […]
Twitterstorm: we need shelter included in bonding bill
Advocates – get ready! We need your voice. Please join @MNHomelessCo for a Twitterstorm. On any given night, Minnesota has around 20,000 people experiencing homelessness. We lack the capacity to meet the shelter and housing needs of individuals and families across the state. We need to see homeless shelters as temporary housing for individuals and […]
Black lives matter. Now is the time to listen, learn, and get to work.
MCH Advocates, We mourn the murder of George Floyd and the countless black individuals before him who have had their lives cut short by racism and police brutality. We stand in solidarity with our neighbors and community members in Minneapolis and across the state. We are committed to finding solutions that elevate voices of color, […]
Homeless Day on the Hill Registration is OPEN!
Join us for Homeless Day on the Hill! Schedule of Homeless Day on the Hill 8:00 am | Registration Opens 9:00 am | Program and Training Location: Central Presbyterian Church – 500 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Advocacy Location: State Capitol – 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King […]
Welcome, Rhonda Otteson
MCH Welcomes New Executive Director We are pleased to welcome our newest team member and executive director, Rhonda Otteson! Rhonda joins us from Willmar, Minnesota and will start on October 1st. She will be at the second day of the MCH Annual Conference (September 18); if you’re attending stop and say hello. About Rhonda: Rhonda […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org know you’ve called or emailed Governor […]
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 […]
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 2019 V6
Hi all, I hope you’ve had a productive week! Here’s what happened this week… The One Minnesota Vision The Walz and Flanagan administration released their inaugural budget this week. The much-anticipated budget is the blueprint of the administration’s priorities for the 2020-21 biennium and will be used as a starting point of negotiations between the […]