Housing Leaders announce the Minnesotans for More Homes Initiative, legislation advances through first committee

St. Paul, MN – Today, a bipartisan group of legislators and a wide array of housing advocates announced the Minnesotans for More Homes Initiative, legislation that would bolster the state’s “missing middle” housing supply and provide more affordable family homes. “Missing middle” housing is defined by sizes ranging from duplexes to courtyard apartments, and includes alternative dwelling units.

Senator Lindsey Port Secures Historic Investment in Housing 

Housing and Homelessness Prevention budget includes funding for rental assistance, affordable housing, and homeownership

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A historic state investment in affordable housing is one step closer to reality thanks to passage of Senator Lindsey Port’s (DFL-Burnsville) omnibus Housing and Homelessness Prevention budget today. This investment is vital to increasing the supply of housing in Minnesota said Sen. Port, which is crucial to addressing Minnesota’s housing crisis.

DFL Legislators, Housing Advocates emphasize the need for an Eviction Moratorium Off-Ramp

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.

Sen. Dziedzic pushes for housing stability funds

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.