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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 […]


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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 […]


Fridays with Fatima 2019 V8

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great week. It’s been very busy for us at MCH as we are ONE WEEK away from Homeless day on the Hill!! We are so excited to advocate with you next week. Homeless Day on the Hill Affordable housing is continuously gaining bi-partisan support at the legislature. The […]


Friday with Fatima 2019 V7

Hi everyone! Below is some great stuff going on — thanks for following along. February Budget Forecast The fiscal health of our state was released yesterday and confirms previous predictions of a shrinking state budget. On Thursday, February 28th the Commissioner of Management and Budget, Myron Frantz, reported a weakened February Budget and Economic Forecast with about […]