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Fridays with Fatima 2019 V2

First Full Week of Session is Under Wraps Hi all! The first full week of session has wrapped up! It’s been exciting seeing numerous new faces walking the halls of our Capitol; numerous diverse folks have engaged in creating public policies that are responsive to our community’s needs. On Thursday I met a young Ph.D. […]

Fridays with Fatima 2019 V1

Let’s Get this Session Started! Hey Everyone – welcome to the start of the 2019 legislative session! My name is Fatima Moore, and I’m the Public Policy Director for Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. Every Friday I will be sending an update to our Communications Director, and she will push it out to all of you! […]

MCH Proposes A $15M Increase To Emergency Shelter

DECEMBER 4, 2018 Contact: Senta Leff – | 651-428-9153 Kirsten Rokke – | 319-961-1402 __________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — In recent months the media has given attention to the Franklin-Hiawatha homeless encampment, or Wall of Forgotten Natives, which has elevated the need for accessible and additional emergency shelter space. “The Wall” is a […]

I Vote, You Vote, We Vote!

My name is Carmel San Juan and I’m an intern with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless this semester. I’m registered to vote tomorrow — are you? Keep reading for more information and FAQs about voting in Minnesota. We need your advocacy! Your vote matters. Are you ready to vote this Tuesday, November 6th? The […]

Observations of a First-Time Wilder Survey Interviewer

Wilder Research has conducted a statewide study of homelessness since 1991. The study is a point-in-time survey of people throughout the state who meet the federal definition of homelessness. It includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless and a survey of homeless people with volunteers from across the state. This year, […]

$120M in #Bonds4Housing!

Housing is celebrating a HUGE WIN at the legislature. With our champion lawmakers, hardworking team, and advocates like you, Homes for All secured $90M in affordable housing! Additionally, coalition partners secured $30M for mental health crisis centers. We could not have done it without you. In the next two weeks, we await the Governor’s approval and the passing of the […]

Bonds for Housing Rally + Action!

What:  Affordable Housing Rally hosted by Homes for All Location:  MN State Capitol Rotunda (75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr BLVD, St. Paul, MN 55155) Time:  Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Invited Speakers: Chief Authors and Sponsors of our bonding request, Mayor Jacob Frey (Minneapolis), Ryan Vernosh (Maxfield Principal), Mayor Kirsten Kennedy (North Branch), Mayor Melvin Carter […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 11

House Releases it’s Bonding Bill The House Capital Investment Committee released a $825M bonding plan this week, and scheduled a hearing to recieve comments and take amendments today, Friday, May 4th on HF4404. Homes for All had two representatives give brief comments on the bill. Although the committee did not include the full amount from our agenda, $140M, […]

Thank you, Shae!

Shae, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!  We are so thankful to partner with HECUA each semester and have the opportunity to work with one of their students. This semester, Shae Kessler offered her time and talents to MCH through an internship tied to the legislative session. Read below to […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 10

Counting Down The countdown continues…we are 24 days shy of the end of our 2018 legislative session! Committees in the House and Senate continue to hear omnibus bills with some bills moving on to floor votes. In fact, the House voted on an Omnibus Education finance bill yesterday, which passed with a 94-29 vote, and will wait […]