State policy

Progress Update: 2022 Legislative Session

By Zack Eichten, Director of Public Policy It’s legislative break so it’s time to provide an update on the progress to advance the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2022 Policy Agenda. See “background” further down this blog post to learn more about our policy agenda setting process. Here is a quick update on each of […]


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 […]


2021 Homeless Day(s) on the Hill Recap

This year was not our traditional in-person Homeless Day on the Hill. Together, we were able to inspire and engage advocates, lawmakers, and individuals across the state. Check out the recordings as well as media coverage from the Press Conference and Program. Homeless Day(s) On the Hill Information: Day One: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | […]


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: […]


Homes for All Twitterstorm — $500Million in #Bonds4Housing

Advocates! We need you. Take action with us w/ Homes for All for a Twitterstorm on 11/20 from 12pm – 1pm. Find more details below.  WHAT IS A TWITTERSTORM? A Twitterstorm is simply a short period of time during which advocates join together to send a high volume of tweets on a specific topic. We […]