Homes for All
The Homes for All alliance advances shared policy initiatives that lead to housing stability for all Minnesotans.
In 2017, the coalition requests an additional $30 million in the state budget for the full spectrum of housing needs: investments will prevent and end homelessness, promote affordable housing, and prepare homeowners.
Homes for All is also requesting $100 million in bonds for housing. These investments provide critical funding to build and preserve affordable housing throughout the state. In addition, we propose policy changes to promote senior housing and fairness for renters.
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More than 100 organizations support the common legislative agenda of Homes for All. Check out the organizations that have signed on to support the agenda here.
In 2013, Homes for All built bipartisan support at the legislature to increase funding for housing and homelessness services. The $33 million budget increase will fund essential programs administered by Minnesota Housing and the Department of Human Services, including rental assistance, affordable housing development, family homelessness prevention, long term and transitional homeless services, and housing and services for youth through the Homeless Youth Act.
In 2014, by promoting a common agenda, Homes for All partners successfully secures $100 million in Housing Infrastructure and General Obligation Bonds. These funds will preserve and produce 4,000 units of affordable housing across the state. Through it’s flexible resources, the FHFund made a technical assistance grant to Minnesota’s chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) to help suburban public housing agencies competitively apply for this new funding.
In 2015, Homes for All advocacy efforts helped pass $10 million in Housing Infrastructure Bonds to support the production and preservation of affordable housing and helped secure a $25.5 million boost for housing and homeless services funding. Combined with the public education efforts to promote affordable housing, the added financial resources for affordable housing will help ensure that families have quality housing choice.
Unfortunately, in 2016, the legislature adjourned without passing a bonding bill. The FHFund is grateful for the leadership from the Governor, Senators, and Representatives that prioritized housing for all Minnesotans in their work.
For more information visit the Homes for All coalition website.
Artwork: Linda Frichtel, Living in Community (detail), from the Home Sweet Home Again Exhibit, 2009