A sea of green was seen in the Capitol rotunda this week as the statewide coalition, Homes for All, rallied with friends and allies to show legislators strong support in the belief that every Minnesotan should have a safe, affordable place to call home.
The lack of affordable housing means people are forced to live in encampments, hop couches, or sleep in cars. It means businesses can’t grow because they can’t find workers who can afford to live nearby. It means that the quality of life and drive to do better that defines Minnesota is in danger of being lost. Investments need to be made in affordable housing, so all people can have a place to go home to.