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Advocacy: At the Capitol and Beyond

On March 13th, House of Charity staff and clients joined thousands of others in advocating for the homeless at the capitol. We met with legislators, attended hearings and connected with others who care as much for those experiencing homelessness as we do.
The highlights of the legislative agenda created by the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless are:
– Invest $15 mil. in the Emergency Services Program
– $200/mo. increase for the Minnesota Family Investment Program
– Restore the Vote
While the day on the hill is vitally important, advocacy doesn’t stop when we leave the capitol. That’s why we need you. The dire situations of thousands of Minnesotans are being silenced and it’s our responsibility to raise our voices for them.
Please join us in the important advocacy work. Learn more about where we need you most and what events you can attend:
www.houseofcharity.org/advocate-with-us

Advocacy: Homeless Day on the Hill 2018

On March 6, a team of 18 people from House of Charity joined over 1000 other individuals at the state Capitol to advocate for affordable housing. Staff, clients (a first for us), and board members met with their legislators to talk about the importance of supporting Minnesota’s
housing continuum by emphasizing the
importance of funds that will provide:
1.  Matching fund for communities to create and resource a Local Housing Trust Fund
2.  Funding for Homework Starts at Home to support students of homeless and highly mobile families
3.  Investments to prevent homelessness through rental assistance
4.  Preservation and building of over 3,000 units of housing for the lowest income Minnesotans
5.  Housing Infrastruture Bonds that will promote homeownership through community land trusts
And so much more

 

It is so important that we raise our voices to advocate for those who cannot.