Advocacy

Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness

Precinct caucuses are coming up Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Be sure to bring along the Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness. A PDF is available here. Precinct Caucus Resolution to Prevent and End Homelessness Whereas an estimated 14,000 Minnesotans are homeless on any given night and over 11,600 school children lack stable housing; and Whereas […]


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 […]


Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference

MCH’s Executive Director’s Opening Remarks – Strength in Difference: Innovation, Inclusion, and Individuality  My name is Senta Leff. I am the brand new executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. While we are here because of our shared commitment to ending homelessness, we each bring varied and valuable perspectives on how to accomplish […]


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]


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 […]