Homes for All Blog

Governor Walz’s recent budget highlights housing as a critical issue facing Minnesota, calling for investments across the housing continuum from homelessness to homeownership. We commend the Governor for giving the housing crisis the increased attention it demands, but we know that we must do more to meet the housing needs of students, families, employers, and communities across Minnesota.

State investments must include supportive services that allow Minnesotans to achieve and maintain safe, stable housing because home impacts everything. It is where workers...

Join Homes for All and the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless for Homeless Day on the Hill 2019! We are so excited to join together as advocates to meet with legislators, share our stories, and show our support for Homes for All's legislative agenda. Homeless Day on the Hill is a family-friendly event and open to all who care about ending homelessness in Minnesota. Last year's event drew over 800 attendees and we are certain this year's will be just as...

Homes for All recently hosted two legislative kickoff events in Bemidji and the Metro to celebrate the beginning of session and join together as advocates for Homes for All's 2019-2020 legislative agenda. Here Sandy Hennum, Executive Director of Village of Hope in Bemidji, and Carmel San Juan, intern at Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, offer their thoughts on the respective events. Thanks, Sandy and Carmel, for sharing!

Sandy Hennum:

The importance of home became very evident during the recent Homes for...

As of Tuesday, the legislative session is upon us, and we're ready! Homes for All's Communications Team has drafted the following letter to be sent to lawmakers as session begins. The letter gives an opportunity to welcome new and returning lawmakers while providing information on who we are as a Homes for All coalition. This letter is a template that local advocates are encouraged to customize; as you can see, there is space for advocates to speak on a local project or need. Don't forget to...

By Laura Proescholdt, cross-posted from MHP Connect

A place to raise the neighborhood

When Shirley owned a home in Baxter with Harlen, her husband of 61 years, it was more than a place for the couple to share a life together. For 17 years, Shirley provided daycare out of her home. Gramma’s Daycare — named by one of Shirley’s charges — was a key asset to the neighborhood and the community. She was a talented daycare provider with fair prices...

Who We Are

Homes for All is a statewide coalition that advances shared policy initiatives that lead to housing stability for all Minnesotans. Homes for All supports statewide investment across Minnesota's Housing Continuum.