- Created: Thursday, 31 January 2019 10:32
- Written by Laura Proescholdt
“There’s a way that we can tap into this moment and do something big and extraordinary,” Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho said at last week's MHP Investors Council breakfast, "Action for Affordable Homes," attended by more than 100 affordable housing sector leaders.
Commissioner Ho said that now more than ever, Minnesotans agree access to affordable housing is key to the success of our state – and that now is the time to implement solutions. “We need to do that because it’s who we are. It’s who we are as Minnesotans to lead, not follow," Ho said. "But also, what’s happening with the housing market is for real. And it’s not going to fix itself.”
From left: Sen. Mark Johnson (R-Thief River Falls) and MHP Executive Director Anne Mavity
Ho and a bipartisan panel of legislators emphasized that in the 2019 session, advocates must seize the moment for affordable housing. Panelists included Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul), Rep. Mike Howard (DFL-Richfield/Bloomington), Sen. Mark Johnson (R-East Grand Forks/Thief River Falls), and Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester). Elizabeth Glidden, MHP Director of Strategic Initiatives & Policy moderated the discussion.