Advocacy

Make Your Voice Heard: H4A Action Needed!

Friends – Thank you for the calls you have made this legislative session to ensure the Homes for All agenda made it into conference committees! We would not have gotten to this place without your advocacy. As legislative session moves forward, we gear up for our bills to go through conference committee. The senate and […]


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 […]


Member Spotlight: Life House Helps Sexually Exploited Youth Begin a New Day

“I’m yours,” I whispered as you held me close, keeping me safe from everything crashing down in my world. “You’re mine,” you whispered as you gripped my arms painfully, showing me off to their hungry, glinting eyes. And so it begins. For many, as young as age 12-14. Boy, girl, transgender—it doesn’t matter. Sex trafficking […]


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 Annual Conference: Innovation, Inclusion, and Individuality

You’re invited to join hundreds of individuals from across the state at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2015 Annual Conference, September 10-11 at the Duluth Entertainment Center. The two-day conference features keynote speakers on housing and homelessness issues, breakout sessions on critical issues, and opportunities to network with hundreds of direct service providers, public administrators, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


At the Capitol: Homes for All Bill Hearing

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