Democrats at MN Legislature propose $3B package to end child homelessness

Published On: March 2nd, 20230.7 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

A group of Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature proposes the state borrow one billion dollars, spend a billion dollars of the budget surplus and earmark one billion dollars ongoing to address what they call a housing crisis in Minnesota.  That’s significantly more than Governor Tim Walz proposes in his budget but fellow Democrat, Richfield Representative Michael Howard says:

“One of the governor’s main policy planks is to end childhood poverty.  I would argue you cannot end childhood poverty unless you end childhood homelessness.”

Howard, Burnsville Senator Lindsey Port and other Democrats want a billion dollars in bonding to increase housing supply… a billion dollars one-time for emergency rental assistance and manufactured housing… and a billion dollars in every state budget going forward for rental assistance to about 40-thousand families plus down payment assistance for homebuyers.

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