SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said the Senate today passed a housing and homelessness prevention budget that makes a historic investment in housing construction, rental assistance, and help for first time home buyers.
Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic said the Housing and Homelessness Prevention budget was authored by Housing and Homelessness Prevention Committee Chair Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville).
“Senate DFLers have prioritized lowering costs and improving stability in the lives of all Minnesotans with our budget bills this year, a commitment made even more clear with a housing budget that will allow more Minnesotans safe, affordable, and stable housing,” said Majority Leader Dziedzic.“Stable housing is foundational to the health and wellbeing of people and communities and this bill is a major step forward in increasing the supply of housing in communities large and small, helping families stay in their homes, and in assisting more Minnesotans purchase their first home.”
“The housing crisis facing our state has made it more and more difficult for Minnesota families to get the safe, affordable, and stable housing they need to live full lives,” said Sen. Port. “That’s why our budget delivers a historic investment to increase the supply of housing in communities across the state, provides rental assistance and support to Minnesota’s facing homelessness, and takes real steps in closing the home ownership gap for BIPOC Minnesotans. We have more work to do but this will change the lives of thousands of Minnesotans.”