THE ASK: $100 Million in Bonds for Affordable Housing
February 25th, the state legislative session begins and it is a perfect time to let your lawmaker know how to support affordable housing. Take these 3 simple steps to help make these bonding resources a reality.
- Take this quick survey & tell us about your public housing rehab needs
- Send a letter to your lawmakers - the tools below make it quick and easy
- Attend 2014 Day at the Capitol on March 27! Registration opening soon
Tools to Help You Contact Your Lawmaker
- Find your Lawmakers by using this link
- Minnesota NAHRO 2014 State Legislative Priorities attached below
- Bonds for Housing Factsheets (2 page version) (4 page version)
- Housing Profile by Legislative District
Background: HF 2031 already introduced in the House with statewide support! The Homes for All $100 million bill was introduced in the House as HF 2031 by it's Chief Author: Rep Alice Hausman (this is very significant because she is also Chair of the Capital Investment Committee). This bill represents the full Homes for All request which includes $20 million for public housing rehab and $80 for housing infrastucture bonds.
Governor Dayton's Bonding Bill proposes $50 million for housing; including $40m for Housing Infrastructure and $10m for General Obligation bonds. In our state history, this is the largest amount every requested for housing. We have a great starting point as we head into legislative session, but we can't get too comfortable.
Minnesota NAHRO is a proud partner of Homes For All alliance formed to advance shared policy initiatives that lead to housing stability for all Minnesotans. In 2013, the Homes for All alliance secured a $33 million boost for housing and homeless services in state budget! Many, many more Minnesotans will have a safe, affordable place to call home and the resources to stay housed successfully as a result.