- Created: Friday, 13 April 2018 10:54
- Written by Carolyn Szczepanski
At its March meeting, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency board discussed updates on state and federal legislation, additional funding for the Homework Starts with Home program, $2 million in awards through the Workforce Housing Development Fund, and changes to the Annual Action Plan based on expected increases in federal funds.
State Legislative Updates
In her opening remarks, Commissioner Mary Tingerthal provided an update on various priorities of Minnesota Housing at the state legislature. Tingerthal praised the release of Governor Dayton’s supplemental budget and tax bill, which includes supplemental funding for the Homework Starts With Home program. The proposal includes $4 million for the next year, and also proposes that HWSH be included in the base budget moving forward. Tingerthal added that the program had its first hearing in the House, where it received very strong support from the advocates of the program, including Northside Achievement Zone, St Paul Promise Neighborhood and Clay County.