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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 […]

5 for 5 Target Lawmaker Outreach!

Welcome to Homes for All: 5 for 5 Target Lawmaker Outreach! 4/23 — The end of the legislative session is one month away, and we still need to secure a hearing for our Homes for All bonding bill in the Senate. We are targeting five different lawmakers every Monday until the end of session to […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 8

Friends, We’re halfway through the legislative session and MCH has been busy at the Capitol! Keep reading for a few updates from the week. The Budget Targets In February, a $329 million projected budget surplus was announced.  On Thursday evening, the House Ways and Means committee voted on budget targets for committees. How do budget targets work? Budget targets are proposed by the Ways […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 7

Friends, Keep reading to get the full Fridays with Fatima while it’s hot! Legislative Recess Lawmakers have been on spring break in their districts and meeting with Homes for All members. Things continue to move quickly at the legislature, and the last committee deadline is on Friday, April 20, 2018 at midnight. Several committees schedules have been posted […]

Fridays with Fatima Volume 6

Greetings! MCH had another busy week at the Capitol filled with meetings and hearings. Keep reading to learn more! Homes for All Bills All hands were on deck this week as multiple of our Homes for All bills were heard in committees. Our Minnesota Housing Finance (MHFA) bill authored by Senator Dziedzic (S. F. 3238), Tax Exempt Bond […]

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 […]

*TWO* Hearings for Homeless Day on the Hill!

Homeless Day on the Hill is here! We are very excited you’re here for a great day of advocacy. We have our full schedule here: 8:00 AM – Registration 9:00 AM – Program 10:20 AM – Media Q&A immediately following the program 10:30 PM – Head over to the Capitol for lawmaker meetings! 3:00 PM – […]

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 […]