I’m excited and humbled to lead Housing First Minnesota, a truly remarkable collection of industry companies that make up our association. Representing you all as the 2024 Housing First Minnesota board chair is an incredible opportunity to help our organization carry out its critical work of defending our industry, advocating for homeownership opportunities, producing nation-leading home tours, and connecting our industry.
As we look forward to 2024, I see both challenges and opportunities. These challenges include the ongoing interest rate watch and the economic landscape around us. They also include the regulatory challenges focusing on climate change initiatives, workplace mandates, and more. We also have many opportunities, including many growing programs, new partnerships, and the surging public interest in ensuring homeownership opportunities for the next generation.
I’m optimistic that our association is ready for whatever comes our way in 2024. In my many years as a board member, I’ve seen first-hand how well our professional staff and dedicated volunteers work together to defend our industry and grow homeownership opportunities.
We have something special at Housing First Minnesota, it’s a legacy that goes back many decades. As we innovate and position for the future, I’m committed to carrying on the legacy of strong leadership at our organization.
This legacy does not happen without the dedication and contributions of our membership. Whether you have been involved for decades or just recently joined us, I want to extend an invitation for you to connect with programs that interest you. We have something for everyone at Housing First Minnesota – events, advocacy, green building, philanthropy, home tours, and more.
Our work to build, remodel, and supply projects for homeowners is critically important not only to our customers but to the community who benefit tremendously from the positive impacts of homeownership.
Thank you for all that you do and for your dedication to the industry!
Let’s build it together,
2024 Board Chair