Advocacy

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]


Today’s Housing Hearing

We’re in the first few weeks of the 2015 Legislative Session. This afternoon, lawmakers on the Minnesota House Jobs & Economic Development Committee learned about housing issues from Commissioner Tingerthal and the 2015 Homes for All agenda. Thanks to everyone who made it to the hearing! [View the story “Kicking Off the Legislative Session” on […]


We’re Back at the State Capitol

2015 Legislative Agenda 1. Homes for All Invest an additional $39M to prevent homelessness and create housing Endorse Homes for All 2. Prosperity for All  Reduce transportation barriers for striving workers by adding $100/month to MFIP assistance, the workforce program for low-income families Endorse Prosperity for All Email List Sign Up Forms   Homes for All Prosperity […]


Join us in thanking legislators

Good news came out of the Capitol last week. The House Capital Investment Committee released it’s bonding bill proposal: it includes $100 million for housing! The Senate will release its bonding proposal next month. The MFIP Workforce Education Bill was also approved by key committees. Lawmakers will need to decide if it will be included in the final Health […]


Homeless Day on the Hill 2014

[View the story “Homeless Day on the Hill 2014” on Storify]


At the Capitol: Homes for All Bill Hearing

[View the story “Homes for All: Bond for Housing” on Storify]


2014 Legislative Session: Advocacy Check List

The legislative session kicks off February 25, 2014. Governor Dayton is calling this year the “un-session.” We know it will be shorter than usual. Your advocacy is more important than ever in the coming weeks for two reasons. First, lawmakers need to know housing and economic opportunity are a priority this year–even on a short […]


Governor Dayton Proposes $50 Million for Housing

Governor Dayton released his bonding bill proposal this morning: he included $50 million for affordable housing. This is a record. We are thrilled to see this commitment from Governor Dayton and praise his effort. Here’s his contact information – please consider writing a quick thank you note. There’s more good news: Homes for All has a bill prepared to invest $100 million for […]