2013 Successes

The 2013 legislative session was very successful for housing assistance, increasing funding for affordable housing and homeless services by a total of $33 million for 2013-2014. MICAH worked with Homes For All and other housing advocates to secure this victory.

We also introduced (HF 1603) re-introduced in 2014 as HF 2112 HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equitable). This was collaborative effort of the African American Leadership Forum, Build Wealth Minnesota, Council on Black Minnesotans, MICAH and Integrated Community Solutions

The HOME Bill provided the impetus for language being included in the Housing Omnibus Bill (2014-2015) to prioritize resources for People of Color, Hispanic ethnicity, and Indigenous American; MHFA also included in the 2014 Minnesota Housing Action Plan a new "Targeted Mortgage Opportunity Program”($10 million) and a new "Enhanced Financial Capacity Initiative ($500,000).

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