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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). […]


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 […]


New MCH Board Members in 2021

In 2020, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homelessness welcomed five new board members. The board also elected its officers for 2021:  Andy Pomroy will serve as board chair, Robert DeChellis will serve as vice-chair, Lucy Zander will serve as treasurer, and Pam Johnson will continue to serve as secretary. Join us in welcoming our newest […]


TweetChat – Homeless Day(s) on the Hill

Join us on day three of Homeless Day on the Hill for a TweetChat! Click here for other virtual events happening for #MCHDOTH Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 12:00pm – 12:30pm = advocates answer our prepared questions 12:30pm – 1:00pm = lawmakers answer our prepared questions Location: Twitter @MNHomelessCo Contact for […]


2021 Hearings: Virtual Testimony Recordings

March 16th, 2021 Testifying in support of our $15M base increase to the Emergency Services Program (SF455) in the Senate Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Julie with Stepping Stone Emergency Housing in Anoka County February 11th, 2021 Overview of homelessness in Greater MN in the House Housing Finance and Policy Committee Rhonda with MCH […]


02/03 & 02/04 – Hearing Update

We are into week six of #mnleg and we are virtually pushing our legislative agenda with you, our advocates, and our lawmakers. We have a couple of hearings coming up highlighting our bills that we want you to attend. Upcoming Hearings Wednesday 02/03/2021 at 10:30 am – we have a hearing for both HF 42 (ESP/Housing Support COVID […]


7th Special Session Recap w/ Zack

Hello Advocates, This is my very first update from the Capitol for all of you, and it is a Special Session Recap!  Last Monday, 12/14/2020 was the seventh Special Session of the Minnesota Legislature since they adjourned in May.  They have been called back into session to reup the Governor’s Peacetime Emergency.  Each time the […]


Join us for an MFIP Twitterstorm!

#InThisTogetherMFIP GOAL:  We need to use existing federal TANF money to send a one-time $500 emergency MFIP payment to families with children. Favoriting, retweeting, and posting the prepared tweets for the full half-hour Using LAWMAKER  in our tweets Directing our followers to click on a specific link in every tweet (This blog found here: https://bit.ly/2RlQj0p) DETAILS: […]


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 […]


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, […]