With the elections behind us and the make-up of the 2017-18 legislature set, BATC is moving to introduce a comprehensive homeownership initiative to introduce at the Capitol in early 2017. In partnership with the Minnesota REALTORS, the initiative will emphasize the following issues amongst others:
Greater efficiency and transparency in government decisions affecting housing.
Creating a better environment for construction of owner-occupied multi-family projects.
Investments in workforce development programs.
We are heartened by the early reception of these concepts by leadership in both the House and Senate. We’ve now begun policy discussions with a bi-partisan slate of legislators in both bodies and expect to share more information on policy specifics in the coming weeks.
As Housing First Minnesota's Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, Mark Foster, is your contact for grassroots political, policy, and legislative activity. Follow Mark on Twitter @robmarkfoster