No matter what part of Minnesota you’re from, having a safe, stable place to come home to is the foundation for our wellbeing. But Minnesota is facing a housing crisis that is making it harder for people -- many struggling to make ends meet -- find and afford a safe place of their own. It's time to take care of all of us; together we can ensure everyone, regardless of zip code, has a place to live our lives and care for our families.
MHP, with support from our Homes for All MN coalition partners, has invited candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate to complete our 2020 Candidate Questionnaire on Housing Issues. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, have been invited to complete the questionnaire. The purpose of the questionnaire is to educate and inform residents on how candidates are tackling housing issues that directly impact them. This questionnaire is not meant to serve as an endorsement of or for any candidate or political party.
Collected responses will be posted below. We will also use social media to connect you to candidates’ responses. Candidates have been asked to limit their responses to each question to 300 words or fewer.
Candidate Engagement Webinar: Housing Votes 2020 (Sept 9, 2020)
A webinar on the importance of candidate engagement during the 2020 election, with a focus on housing! Learn about the 2020 Candidate Questionnaire on Housing Issues, tips for non-profits engaging with candidates, and virtual and social media engagement. Full program description can be found here. You can find presentation slides (PDF) here, video recording here, and the meeting chat (PDF) here.
Help us encourage candidates to participate. Download a “promo kit” that encourages advocates and stakeholders to engage. We’ve made it easy with cut-and-paste content for email, web, and social media.
Be a part of our digital advocacy network. Join us on Twitter for our 9/15 Twitterstorm and by using the hashtag: #2020HousingVotes. Tweet directly at candidates to encourage them to complete the questionnaire, and thank candidates when they submit their responses. Find sample Tweets below: