- Created: Monday, 19 June 2017 11:05
- Written by Carolyn Szczepanski
In collaboration with our partners at the National Low Income Housing Coalition, we crafted this recap and reflection on this year's state legislative session. Learn more at NLIHC at http://nlihc.org/.
After a tense state legislative session, a $46 billion budget has passed in Minnesota with $77 million in bond funding for housing and more than $5 million in expanded support for homeless programs. The state legislature and Governor Mark Dayton (D) approved funds to support Housing Infrastructure Bonds (HIBs), General Obligation (GO) Bonds, the Centering Learning Around Student Stability (CLASS) Act, and the Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center.
The expanded funding is largely the result of ongoing advocacy by the Homes for All coalition, a network of Minnesota groups working to end homelessness and the affordable housing shortage.