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Minnesota must get its housing in order. Years of steady cost increases and stagnant wage growth have broken home economics across the state. Today’s families must spend significantly greater percentages of their income just on housing (25% of Minnesotans, and 45% of our renters, are cost-burdened and spending more than 30% of their money on housing). This squeezes budgets and forces painful choices that will have long-term consequences—both for individuals and our entire state.

Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO Jonathan Reckford today joined a call for an immediate end to the family separation policy being implemented at the U.S. border. Reckford and leaders from other major nonprofit organizations that are members of Leadership 18 are urging the “Trump administration to immediately stop this wrong and immoral policy.”

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