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Housing Finance and Policy

FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 14, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Karen Clark

MINUTES

Representative Clark, Chair of Committee on Housing Finance and Policy, called the first meeting to order at 12:30pm 1/14/2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Clark, Chair
Bly, Vice Chair
Anderson, P., Lead
Fischer, Peter
Green, Steve
Hertaus, Jerry
Isaacson, Jason
Mariani, Carlos
Metsa, Jason
Moran, Rena
O'Neill, Marion
Radinovich, Joe
Schomacker, Joe
Zerwas, Nick

A quorum was present.

Members and staff introduced themselves to the committee.

Presenting from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA), an overview of the agency.
Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner, MHFA
Katie Topinka, MHFA

Presenting from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH), an overview of homelessness issues and the demonstration of the interactive game the "Price the Return on Investment."
Trista Matascastillo, Government Relations Senior Associate, TCHFH
Jill Kilibarda, Education & Civic Engagement Programs Manager, TCHFH

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00pm.

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Representative Karen Clark, Chair



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Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Introductions of members and staff and overview of committee procedures, rules, and relavent state agencies. Informational activity on housing.