On May 13, 2021 the Homes for All Coalition Co-Chairs, Pastor Sue Koesterman & Chad Adams sent a letter requesting federal funding coming to Minnesota from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP), be utilized for significant investments in the affordable housing continuum.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of so many Minnesotans, the Homes for All Coalition is grateful for your commitment to helping households find or maintain safe, stable and accessible housing throughout this past year through eviction protections, shelter support and housing assistance. As you contemplate final budget negotiations and how best to utilize federal funding coming to Minnesota from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP), the statewide Homes for All coalition would like to make the case for significant investments in the affordable housing continuum. The pandemic has further highlighted disparities that exist in communities across the state, especially for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and it is increasingly clear that housing stability is critical to addressing those disparities head on.
We have the chance to dramatically change Minnesota’s housing landscape by taking advantage of the American Rescue Plan funds coming to the state. We can preserve thousands of affordable homes and work to close racial disparities and strengthen our affordable housing continuum for decades to come – with a significant return on investment. ARP Funds are available through end of 2024, so all funding recommendations could be utilized over the course of 3 years or after other federal allocations expire."
Read the letter outlining Homes for All's updated request for American Rescue Plan funds, here.