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Twin Cities Habitat advocates at the local, state, and federal levels to protect and expand policies and resources for affordable housing and thriving communities.

Prepare for the upcoming 2018 elections

It is our goal at Twin Cities Habitat to encourage our supporters to vote and to help educate candidates for office about the need for affordable housing statewide. We recently created a postcard to assist you in your preparation to vote and to help you educate candidates about the need for affordable housing in your community. We encourage you to print this card and keep it handy in the coming months.

Download Postcard

 

Public Policy Goals

Twin Cities Habitat invites YOU to help make affordable housing a reality for ALL! Together, we work to:

  • Advance affordable ownership opportunities,
  • Promote access to safe, quality, and affordable housing across the continuum of housing,
  • Promote financial stability for individuals and families, and
  • Cultivate and preserve healthy and vibrant communities.
Habitat on the Hill 2018

2018 Legislative Session

Minnesota’s 2018 legislative session ended on Sunday, May 20. With only hours to spare, legislators passed a bonding bill for infrastructure investments statewide ─ including major wins for affordable housing! With our champion lawmakers and advocates across Minnesota, Homes for All secured $120 M in bonding for housing in the bonding bill. This is a historic level of support! Here is how the funds will be allocated:

  • $10M General Obligation bonds for public housing preservation
  • $50M Housing Infrastructure bonds for affordable housing development and preservation (with new eligible uses for senior housing and manufactured home park infrastructure)
  • $30M Housing Infrastructure bonds for permanent supportive housing for individuals with behavioral health needs
  • $30M in General Obligation bonds for mental health crisis centers. Because of the connections between mental health and housing stability, these centers are a critical component of the emergency end of the housing continuum.

Our advocacy would not be successful without the dedication and support of advocates like you! From attending Habitat on the Hill, contacting lawmakers, and raising awareness in your communities, your advocacy makes a difference. Thank you for all that you do to support affordable housing in our communities-thousands of Minnesotans will have access to safe, stable, and affordable housing because of the work we’ve done together.

 

Sign the Petition

Tell lawmakers to prioritize housing and include it in bonding. Share your story about why housing matters to you. Help educate them with these facts: 

  • More than 600,000 MN families pay more than they can afford for housing. Affordable housing means families can focus on employment, education, and healthcare. 
  • Over 11,600 public school students experienced homelessness last school year. Access to stable housing improves school performance. 

We can do this together!
Sign this petition to your legislators, asking them to continue to make housing a priority.

Sign the Petition

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