Housing Advocates Introduce Bold Legislative Agenda
Housing is an urgent priority for Minnesota. We need to produce 300,000 homes by 2030 to meet demand and keep the state strong economically. There are challenges across the housing continuum from expanding home ownership to ending homelessness.
The scale of the challenge is matched by the ambition of a broad coalition of housing advocates. This week, Homes For All introduced a bold agenda to create more homes in Minnesota. Some key aspects of the agenda include:
A tax credit contribution fund to encourage employers to invest in their communities
Bonding investments to preserve and develop affordable housing units across the state
Local housing trust funds to help individual communities leverage other resources to find creative solutions to their specific housing problems.
These ideas align with the goals and recommendations outlined by the Minnesota Task Force on Housing. Minnesota needs to produce 300,000 homes by 2030 to meet demand and keep the state strong economically. Jonathan Weinhagen, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce President, said at the press conference introducing the agenda, said “ housing should be considered part of our economic infrastructure . I hear growing concern from CEOs and business leaders on a regular basis that the increasingly limited supply of housing is making it difficult to attract and retain talent.”
Minnesota’s economic future depends on implementing proven housing solutions.
Learn more and find ways to get involved by visiting frontdoorcampaign.org.
Contact: Owen Truesdell
Director - Prosperity's Front Door