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2021 Hearings: Virtual Testimony Recordings

February 11th, 2021 Overview of homelessness in Greater MN in the House Housing Finance and Policy Committee Rhonda with MCH Amber with West Central Community Action in West Central MN Testifying in support of keeping the eviction moratorium in place until resources to help struggling renters are readily available in the Senate Housing & Finance […]


Citizen, constituent, advocate: Spending a “Day on the Hill” with Mert

By John Tribbett, St. Stephen’s Human Services The room was silent and all eyes were on Mert. He spoke slowly and deliberately to the Senator’s Aide. Along with Mert, the Senator’s office was tightly packed with a variety of activists. All were at the Capitol as part of the Day on the Hill, held on March […]


Homeless Day on the Hill 2016

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Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty

Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program Pushes the Poorest Children into Deeper Poverty New report looks at the erosion of cash assistance over 30 years. By LeAnn Littlewolf Each morning, I wait for the school bus with my son.  Some days, like today, the wind is blistering cold and drives the snow up into our faces.  I think […]


Prosperity for All Legislation Clears Hurdle

We have exciting news from the State Capitol! On March 10, the bill to increase MFIP cash assistance by $100/month was approved unanimously in the Senate Health and Human Services committee. If it is included in the final budget deal, this will be the first MFIP increase since 1986. You can watch a clip from […]


Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

Governor Dayton released his 2016-17 budget proposal this week.  The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless praises Governor Dayton’s support for children and families. Top budget priorities include a child care tax credit, statewide pre-k, and wrap around school services. Here’s what we’re watching: HOMES FOR ALL $2.5M increase for Bridges (rental assistance for individuals with serious […]


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 […]


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. […]