Federal Policy

The federal government is the source of the majority of affordable housing resources for Minnesota, and as a result, Minnesotans have an important stake in effective federal housing policy. Minnesota Housing Partnership directly advocates for sound and well funded federal housing programs and encourages others to take action on federal housing policy.

MHP is proud to be a United For Homes grantee of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. United for Homes is the campaign to fund the National Housing Trust Fund.


MHP encourages all housing advocates and supporters to attend upcoming election debates and ask candidates about the United for Homes campaign.

U.S. Senate
DFLer Al Franken vs. Republican Mike McFadden
Sunday, Oct. 26 10am-11am, WCCO TV submit questions Submit your questions ahead of time and
Sunday, Nov. 2 7pm  Fitzgerald Theater in St. paul, hosted by Minnesota Public Radio News

1st Congressional District
DFL Rep. Tim Walz vs. Republican Jim Hagedorn
Friday,Oct. 7 7pm-8pm  Rochester Century High School, hosted by: KAAL, League of Women Voters, Rochester Post Bulletin, Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 15, 7-8:30pm South Central College Conference Center, hosted by Greater Mankato Growth and the Mankato Free Press

2nd Congressional District
GOP Rep. John Kline vs. DFLer Mike Obermueller and IP candidate Paula Overby
Sunday, Nov. 2, KSTP-TV At Issue

3rd Congressional District
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen vs. Democrat Sharon Sund
No debates scheduled

4th Congressional District
DFL Rep. Betty McCollum vs. Republican Sharna Wahlgren
Monday, Oct. 20, 7-8pm Stillwater City Hall, hosted by Stillwater Gazette Fourth Congressional District candidates’ forum
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7-8pm Wilder Foundation, hosted by League of Women Voters of St. Paul CD4 candidate forum

5th Congressional District
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison vs. Republican Doug Daggett
No debates scheduled

6th Congressional District
Republican Tom Emmer vs. Democrat Joe Perske
Saturday, Oct. 11 10am Elk River City Hall, hosted by Elk River Chamber of Commerce Debate

7th Congressional District
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson vs. GOP state Rep. Torrey Westrom
WEdnesday, Oct. 22 8pm, Prairie Public Radio
Thursday,Oct. 23 8pm Pioneer Public TV

Friday, Oct 24 8pm Prairie Public TV

Currently Seeking

MHP is currently seeking a Community Development Program Officer.