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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.

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.

Upcoming Advocacy Events:

January 8, 2019 – State Legislative Session

April 16, 2019 – Habitat on the Hill - MN
This is a day for Habitat supporters from across Minnesota to join together at the state Capitol to advocate for affordable housing. Participants receive training, hear from Habitat supporters and legislators, and then meet with their own legislators.

Check back in early 2019 to register for Habitat on the Hill - MN on April 16, 2019.

Read about the 2018 Habitat on the Hill - MN event >

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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