Today, DFL Legislators were joined by local officials and housing advocates to emphasize the dire need for a suitable off-ramp for the current eviction moratorium. As budget negotiations continue, DFL legislators are proposing an orderly transition away from the eviction moratorium that would prevent a wave of evictions while ensuring landlords are made whole for rent that is owed to them.
Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) is the lead DFL Senator negotiating legislation to provide funding for addressing homelessness, housing stability and to codify into law Governor Walz’s Executive Order to prevent eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 outbreak. Last Wednesday, Sen. Dziedzic participated in a media availability today to highlight the urgency and encourage Senate Republicans to address issues of housing stability.
Today, House and Senate DFL leaders and legislators outlined their economic security agenda to assist Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Many of the proposals are moving forward in the DFL-led House, but are stalled in the Republican-led Senate.
Sen. Dziedzic applauds Gov. Walz for executive orders to address evictions and to help small businesses
Today, Governor Tim Walz signed several important Executive Orders. Sen. Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) applauds his actions to protect renters, homeowners, and small business owners during the Peacetime Emergency. These protections include protection from evictions and foreclosures and establishing the Peacetime Emergency Loan program.
State Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina), State Rep. Heather Edelson (DFL-Edina), and State Rep. Steve Elkins (DFL-Bloomington) will host a town hall meeting in Edina.
According to the Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus, who has lobbied the legislature on behalf of small towns and rural counties for more than two decades, workforce housing has risen from a never discussed topic – to the number one priority in a matter of a few years.