Casting a Safety Net for Stable Housing

A recent Family Housing Fund report took a close look at how Minnesota can work more collaboratively to build a stronger safety net to ensure more residents can live safely at home. What’s key in making this work is not only establishing more effective emergency financial assistance but surrounding homeowners with easy solutions to improve their quality of homeownership.

During the community engagement phase of the study, participants identified three main ways the system could change for better outcomes. First, fully fund emergency financial assistance programs, second, harness data to inform better decision-making, and finally, support stronger coalition building. 

Rebuilding Together Minnesota is a proven partner uniquely positioned to answer this call with a robust  coalition of partners who take an active role in providing safe and dignified housing for all Minnesotans.

The study notes that, “Minnesota is home to a strong housing advocacy network with a track record of legislative successes”; In fact, our work across Southwest Minnesota has grown to include partnerships with county services and investments from recent Statewide Affordable Housing Aid allocations. Coupled with a strong referral network, our partners and dedicated local staff have built a supportive coalition from which we continue to advocate for the support needed to better meet the needs of our neighbors. 

For more than 25 years, we’ve been serving supporting  housing equity, advocating for support,  and will continue  building  powerful community partnerships to ensure we continue to make affordable safe and dignified housing a reality for each and every Minnesotan.

See the entire report here and help us achieve the goals it sets forth!