Big Campaign Announcement
We have big news! The Homes for All and Prosperity for All campaigns have announced priorities for the upcoming legislative session. A $39 million increase for housing and homeless services The MFIP Workforce Transportation Bill, adding $130 per month in assistance for striving families We have a lot of work ahead but first we need […]
Legislative Wrap Up: $100 Million for Housing Passed!
In 2014, advocates and community members from across the state rallied to pass a record-breaking $100 million in bonds for housing at the State Capitol. On May 20, 2014, Governor Dayton signed the bill into law. This funding will be used to build and preserve over 5,000 units of affordable housing for homeless and low-income Minnesotans. […]
ACTION ALERT: Ask legislators to VOTE YES!
Both the Senate and House released their bonding proposals. The bill may head to the House Floor as soon as Friday. Can you make three phone calls now? ***Action Alert*** 1. Call your state senator and state representative ASAP. Ask them to VOTE YES on the bonding bill and to support $100 million in bonds for housing. Find who represents you. 2. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Advocacy in Action: 1,904 Affordable Housing Units
During the 2013 legislative session, hundreds of people and organizations joined Homes for All to pass a $33 million funding boost for affordable housing and homeless services. A portion of this funding was recently awarded by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Bottom line: As a result of your support and advocacy, 1,904 affordable housing units will be […]