With 80 pages of references, case studies and explainers, the Local Housing Trust Fund Manual for Minnesota provides an in-depth discussion of key decisions local communities will make to establish a Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) — from creating priorities to choosing revenue sources.
What is a local housing trust fund?
Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTF) are funds established by a local government by dedicating local public revenue for housing. They are a consistent, flexible resource for housing within a local jurisdiction. Trust funds help communities leverage public and private resources and jumpstart projects that draw investment and jobs. LHTFs enable communities to prioritize developments that maximize benefit to the local community.
Local Housing Trust Funds and Community Engagement
Webinar: Tuesday, October 29, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Community is a big part of Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTF’s), including establishing funds, ongoing oversight, and assessing community benefit. From engaging with community to identify housing needs and priorities, to independent campaigns for dedicated funds for housing, to building political will, community impact is central to many LHTF’s. Join us to learn more about engaging community and building support for Local Housing Trust Funds in your community.
Featured guest speakers:
Jennifer Bergman, Executive Director, Brainerd HRA
Katy Heins, Senior Field Organizer, Housing Trust Fund Project, Community Change (communitychange.org)
Barbara Jeanetta, Executive Director, Alliance Housing and member of Make Homes Happen Minneapolis campaign
Registration is free. Secure your spot today.
View the webinar on Introduction to Local Housing Trust Funds
View the webinar on LHTFs: A Guide to Implementation