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Housing Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 05, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 twenty-second meeting to order at 12:35pm on 3/5/2014 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Clark, Karen, Chair
Bly, David Vice-Chair
Anderson, Paul, Lead GOP
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.

Representative Isaacson moved that HF1992 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Representative Dehn presented HF1992 (Dehn). Home and community-based waiver and general assistance recipients residency ratio restrictions modified.

Testimony on HF1992:
- Ethan Roberts, Jewish Community Relations Council
- Chuck Peterson, Executive Director, Clare Housing
- Ben Ashley-Wurtmann, Mental Health Association of Minnesota
- Sean Burke, Minnesota Disability Law Center, Legal Aid
- Zach Johnson, resident

Representative Anderson moved to amend HF1992. See attached H1992DE3. MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Isaacson renewed the motion to re-refer HF1992 as amended, to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Radinovich moved that the minutes of February 26, 2014 and March 3, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Presentation by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) on MHFA’s 2013 Annual Report and Program Assessment:
- Tonja Orr, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

The meeting was adjourned at 2:12pm.




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Representative Karen Clark, Chair



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Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1992 (Dehn) - Home and community-based waiver housing program requirement exceptions established.
Documents:

Agency overview from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency