- Created: Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:01
In the midst of a busy budget year at the state capitol, affordable housing and homeless programs have gained strongbipartisan support with advocates across the spectrum teaming up to make their voices heard.
In order to support proven programs that stabilize families, prevent homelessness, and create workforce housing, Homes for All, a coalition of housing and homelessness advocates, agreed to promote $25 million each in state funding for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) and Department of Human Services (DHS) programs. Homes for All is also seeking $50 million in housing bonds.
The hard work of advocates has paid off, and several housing and homeless bills have been sucessfully introduced with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.