Homes for All Blog

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...

Rendering of The Mill Townhomes by Blumentals/Architecture, Inc.

By Laura Proescholdt, cross-posted from MHP Connect

It takes dozens of dedicated people to make sure we have quality healthcare — from environmental services employees ensuring we don’t get an infection after surgery to nursing assistants who provide exceptional care, to receptionists who greet us with a smile at the front desk (despite our runny noses).

But Lakewood Health CEO Tim Rice says he’s struggling to fill key positions like these because potential employees can’t find an affordable place to live...

The 2019-2020 Homes for All Legislative Agenda is here! After our most inclusive policy agenda process ever, in which we reviewed more proposals than ever before, the agenda was approved by our endorsing organizations unanimously! The result is an expansive vision for the future of Minnesota's housing continuum, from prevention to emergency shelter to rental assistance and affordable home ownership. We will also seek increases to the Minnesota Family Investment Program and General Assistance--programs that haven't seen gains in more...

CommonBond Communities, a Homes for All endorsing organization, celebrated the grand opening of its 50-unit Dublin Crossing housing development in Mankato on October 30th. Dublin Crossing is the first workforce housing development in Mankato since 2012 and is located in the growing neighborhood of Northeast Mankato.

Dublin Crossing's rents are set at below-market rates to be affordable for individuals earning 60% of the area’s median income. This means someone earning $16 an hour can afford a one-bedroom unit, while households...

The growing need around the full continuum of affordable housing is more clear this year than it has ever been before, and Homes for All’s unified voice and collective influence at the Capitol is greater than ever. We know this because we received a record 44 policy proposals for consideration on the 2019-2020 legislative agenda and because the coalition now has over 200 endorsing organizations!
 
It is clear that we need to encourage our elected officials to act on policies that support the...

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.