Homes for All, a coalition of housing advocates, service providers and developers, is offering several housing advocacy opportunities for constituents at the Minnesota capitol in March and April.
To ensure that communities throughout the state will benefit from quality, affordable housing options, and that Minnesota's children can grow and learn without facing the damaging effects of homelessness, Homes for All is asking the Minnestoa legislature for $50 million to fund Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and Department of Human Services programs and $50 million in bonds for housing.
Homes for All members are offering many opportunities for Minnesotans to speak to their legislators about the importance of affordable housing.
Liz Kuoppala, Executive Director of Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, explains that legislators prefer to hear from constituents. "Constituents remind our legislators that housing is important and has support in their districts. Sharing experiences – whether as a concerned community member, somebody who has experienced homelessness, or a housing developer – helps put a face to the Homes for All budget numbers," said Kuoppala.
Are you interested in attending a housing Day on the Hill? Attend one or more:
- March 6 – Day at the Capital (sponsored by Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials)
- March 7 ‐ Homeless Day on the Hill (sponsored by Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless)
- March 19 ‐ Habitat on the Hill (sponsored by Habitat for Humanity)
- April 11 ‐ Community Development Day on the Hill* [LR1] (sponsored by Minnesota Housing Partnership and Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers)