Strengthening the Safety Net for Housing Stability: Insights from Community Engagement
Family Housing Fund is leading a collaborative engagement process to re-imagine Minnesota’s emergency financial assistance system and produce a collective vision for strengthening the safety net for housing stability.
Over several months, we gathered perspectives and insights from a wide range of community members and leaders. In total, we engaged 379 people, including renters, rental property owners, local program administrators, housing advocates, community-based organizations, government officials, individuals with lived experience of housing instability, and more. This phase of the project focused on deepening understanding with users of the emergency financial assistance system.
In this report, we summarize what we heard and synthesize key learnings. This concludes the first phase of this project. The insights in this synthesis will inform the next phase: a series of co-design workshops in November 2023.