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Emergency shelters, encampments and needed investments

Housing instability affects Minnesotans across urban, suburban and rural areas of the state. On any given night, there are 20,000 Minnesotans experiencing homelessness with significant over-representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. With advocates, partners and members organizations, together we are making progress across the state to increase the availability of temporary and permanent […]


Session falls short around funding priorities to end homelessness

We have officially reached the end of the regular Legislative Session for 2022. Before anything else, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless wants to give our deepest thanks to all of the advocates that stepped up during this intense session to make your voices heard and take action to push our legislators to prioritize homelessness […]


Meet our new Board Members!

Join us in welcoming our newest board members to the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless: Thomas Adams, Commonbond Communities Elena Guerra, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Clara Jung, Macalester College Mary Reigert, Minnesota Tribal Collaborative to End Homelessness Kayla Simon, Minnesota State Community & Technical College Read a little about them below: Thomas Adams – […]


Governor Proposes Historic Investments to Address Homelessness and Housing Instability

Here is a summary of key items included in the Governor’s proposed budget and a few items from the proposed bonding bill. MCH wants to provide this to our partners in advocacy so you do not need to sift through hundreds of pages of material (links to materials are at the end of the blog). […]


MCH is seeking four Board Members

MCH is putting out a broad call to our community of supporters to recruit four individuals to join the MCH Board of Directors in January 2022. MCH seeks board members representing the diverse viewpoints of our broad coalition and committed to our shared mission to generate policies, community support and local resources for housing and services to end homelessness in Minnesota. Board Leadership […]


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, […]