“Where we live impacts every aspect of our lives. Where we call home affects the groceries we buy, where we send our kids to school, and how we thrive in our community. At every stage of life, where we live is the foundation for our health, education, safety, and economic wellbeing”
Identify Your Story
In March you will be face to face with your legislators at the Homeless Day on the Hill! Let’s start thinking through what you will want to say.
- Have you ever experienced homelessness?
- Did you have to move around a lot as a child?
- Would you consider your home stable?
- Do you have access to a park?
- Can you walk to your nearest grocery store?
Why does preserving affordable housing, increasing emergency services or presenting homelessness matter to you?
Housing Hearing at the Capitol!
The Homes for All legislative agenda hearing was held at the capitol on Wednesday January 23rd. Check out the moving testimonies.
Click here for video of the Full Hearing
Click here for listing of media coverage
Click here for Village of Hope testimony
Click here for Stepping Stone Emergency Housing testimony
News coverage of the hearing
House Session Daily lead story 1/23
Duluth News Tribune
West Central Tribune (Willmar)
Minnesota News Network
Housing Policy Highlight
Register for Homeless Day on the Hill
We are so excited to advocate with you all at Homeless Day on the Hill this year! If you are registering others, keep in mind that you will need to do so by adding them as guests on your own registration form!
Click here and register today
When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM registration
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM program/advocacy training
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – @ the Capitol advocating!
What: Advocacy training, legislator meetings, and more!
Where: Training: Central Presbyterian Church | 500 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101 | Advocacy: Minnesota State Capitol | 75 Rev. Martin Luther King Drive St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact: Eden Fauré at 651-645-7332 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here and register now!
Click here for the Facebook Event!
Expand your knowledge
Attend a free advance screening on February 18 of Jim Crow of the North, a Twin Cities Public Television documentary film that is based on the work of the Mapping Prejudice Project at the University of Minnesota.
The film is about 60 minutes in length and will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A with the producer, Daniel Pierce Bergin, and Kirsten Delegard, Mapping Prejudice Project Director.
What: Advance screening of Jim Crow of the North
When: February 18, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota, Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
Mental Health Advocacy
While housing is important (especially this year), House of Charity also focuses on Mental Health Advocacy as “EMPOWER” is the final pillar of our mission statement. One such organization leading the charge on this is NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). See their legislative agenda HERE.