Homes for All 101
Click here for a Powerpoint that walks through our 2019-2020 Homes for All Legislative Agenda.
You can click here to watch a video walking through the 2019-2020 Homes for All Legislative Agenda (some dollar amounts have changed since recording the video).
Homes for All one-pagers and other resources
- Legislative agenda Full One Pager
Click here for the H4A Department of Human Services Appropriations Requests One Pager
Click here for the H4A Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Appropriations and Policy Requests One Pager
Click here for the H4A Bonding One Pager
- Click here for a postcard to send legislators to urge them to support $500 million in bonding
Reports and factsheets
Capital Investments in Housing 2012 - 2017 | Download this map, created by Minnesota Housing, to see where General Obligation (GO) Bonds and Housing Infrastructure Bonds (HIB) have been utilized across the Minnesota to build or preserve affordable housing.
2018 Legislative District Profiles | The Legislative District Profiles are created by Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) and updated every two years. The Legislative District Profiles highlight housing need and data specific to each district with additional information about the state of Minnesota.
State of the State's Housing 2017 | Created by the Minnesota Housing Partnership, the State of the State's Housing is a comprehensive overview of key housing metrics at the county, region and state levels. In addition to spotlighting key trends, like the gap between the costs of housing and the salaries of in-demand jobs, the report also ranks counties on benchmarks like renter cost burden and showcases issues like aging housing stock with dynamic maps.
An Assessment of Demand for Affordable Senior Housing in Minnesota | The 2016 report by Maxfield Research details projected need for affordable senior housing throughout the state. Read a summary of the report. Read the press release for key findings.
National Housing Preservation Database | The National Housing Preservation Database was created by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in an effort to provide communities with the information they need to effectively preserve their stock of public and affordable housing. It incorporates all available data on federally subsidized housing properties and includes nine separate funding streams.
Communicating about housing and homelessness
FrameWorks Institute | Research and Recommendations on housing communications
- Reframing Affordable Housing: Findings from Peer Discourse Sessions (2017).
- "You Don't Have to Live Here:" Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It (2016).
- “A House, a Tent, a Box”: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Healthy Housing (2016).
- Not Telling the Whole Story: Media and Advocacy Discourse about Affordable Housing (2016).
Letters to the Editor
Writing a commentary or letter to the editor is an effective way to raise awareness among the general public, as well as legislators and public officials. Your letter can be a response to something in the news, make a point that was omitted in an article, or disagree with or correct misinformation from a news story, editorial, or another letter. Sending a letter to the editor raises the issue’s profile in the news outlet and increases the chances that a letter on the topic will be published. If you are responding to a recent article or commentary published, aim to respond within two days for a daily paper if possible.
Download a printable PDF of these guidelines for easy circulation.
Some contents on this page build upon a Homes for All 2014 document.