We need your advocacy! Please keep reading and send an email to Speaker Hortman and Majority Leader Gazelka.
We need our lawmakers to set high budget targets for housing and homelessness, ensuring that people get into and stay in safe, affordable housing. Email today to ensure housing and homelessness services are a priority as the budget is set.
Housing is the single most important issue to stability in Minnesotans' lives, and the current budget surplus gives us a unique opportunity to address our housing crisis here in Minnesota. Our current housing situation is near a breaking point. We need strong investments in shelter operations, housing supports, homeownership opportunities, vouchers to housing, bonding for affordable housing, and keeping rents low in affordable housing. In addition, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disproportionate economic impact to our BIPOC population in Minnesota. Prioritizing the BIPOC population in our recovery and centering equity is a must.
We have an opportunity to move beyond the normalcy that did not serve some of our Minnesota neighbors. This opportunity to move into a more equitable future requires bold vision and investments in our housing stability. Please support investments in housing during the budget setting process.
It only takes a minute; please email your lawmakers NOW to tell them we need strong investments in housing assistance in the current budget.