State Capitol

Homes for All Rally Reflection

We know that where we live impacts everything. We are four days away from the end of the 2017 legislative session. Last week on Thursday 5/11, the Homes for All campaign held a rally for a larger and more impactful bonding bill. More than 70 people advocated at the Capitol for more bonding dollars, and over 175 […]


No special session, no bonding bill

A special session is off the table. The Governor and House Majority Leaders failed to reach a negotiation that would resurrect the Legislature’s work this year. A lot of funding was at stake for Minnesotans experiencing homelessness. Both chambers passed a bonding bill that included $45 million for housing. However, a last minute amendment was […]


Citizen, constituent, advocate: Spending a “Day on the Hill” with Mert

By John Tribbett, St. Stephen’s Human Services The room was silent and all eyes were on Mert. He spoke slowly and deliberately to the Senator’s Aide. Along with Mert, the Senator’s office was tightly packed with a variety of activists. All were at the Capitol as part of the Day on the Hill, held on March […]


Storify: We’ve changed since the 1980s–MFIP should too.

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New Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase MFIP Cash Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2016 Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase Cash Assistance in Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program St. Paul—A new report released today by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid shows the painful impact of inflation on the state’s welfare-to-work program. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) cash assistance has not increased since 1986. […]


Announcing MCH’s 2016 Legislative Agenda

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless advances policies to promote housing stability, economic opportunity, and racial equity throughout the state. This year, our coalition is advocating for affordable housing, economic security, and voting rights at the State Capitol. Please join us at Homeless Day on the Hill on March 15, 2016. Registration is open! 2016 […]


2015 Legislative Wrap Up

The regular session of the 2015 Minnesota state legislature came to a close late Monday night with a flurry of bills being passed by the House and the Senate and sent to Governor Dayton for his signature or veto. It was a mixed bag for Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless priorities at the Capitol this […]


11th Hour Updates from the Capitol

Public policy impacts people. We see how decisions made at the Legislature affect striving Minnesotans every day. Homelessness isn’t the problem. It’s the result of broken systems. Each year, we advocate for solutions to fix broken systems: homelessness prevention programs, more affordable housing, a stronger economic safety net. Here’s what we know in the 11th […]


Budget Proposals on the Table

As of this morning, lawmakers have released budget proposals affecting the Homes for All and Prosperity for All campaigns. These proposals show what’s on the table–but our work is far from done! Over the coming weeks, the Senate, House, and Governor’s office will be negotiating final budget agreements that will be signed into law by […]


Homeless Day on the Hill

Thank you to everyone who attended Homeless Day on the Hill! Over 600 advocates from across the state made their voices heard at the State Capitol. [View the story “Homeless Day on the Hill” on Storify]