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Housing Finance and Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY

MINUTES

Representative Alice Hausman, Chair of the Housing Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
Hausman (Chair)
Howard (Vice Chair)
Theis (Republican Lead)
Agbaje
Bliss
Gomez
Hassan
Heinrich
Her
Jurgens
Olson
Pfarr
Reyer

Members excused:


A quorum was present at 10:30 A.M.

Rep. Howard moved approval of the Minutes from Thursday, March 4th. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Howard assumed the gavel as chair

HF 1634 (Hausman) Housing Infrastructure Bonds and General Obligation Bonds for Housing

Rep. Hausman moved that House File 1634 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Rep. Hausman moved the A-1 Authors amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Sue Koesterman, Churches United and Homes for All Co-Chair
Brian Charley, Bright Sky Resident
William Delaney, Associate Director, Hope Community
Melissa Taphorn, Executive Director, Washington County CDA

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that House File 1634 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

AYE:
Howard
Hausman
Agbaje
Gomez
Her
Olson
Reyer

NAY:
Theis
Bliss
Heinrich
Jurgens
Pfarr

ABSENT:
Hassan

There being 7 Ayes, 5 Nays, and 1 Absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS RE-REFERRED.

HF 1635 (Hausman) Homeownership Education Counseling and Training program funding provided

Rep. Hausman moved that HF 1635 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifiers:
Julie Gugin, Minnesota Homeownership Center
Portia Jackson, Washington County Community Development Agency

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that HF 1635 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

Rep. Hausman assumed the gavel as chair

HF 203 (Jordan) Housing pool bonding authority 2020 allocation application deposits refunded to bond issuers.

Chair Hausman moved that House File 203 be recommended to pass and be placed on the general register.

Tesitifers:
Cecile Bedor, CommonBond Communities

Chair Hausman renewed the motion that House File 203 be recommended to pass and be placed on the general register.

AYE:
Hausman
Howard
Theis
Agbaje
Bliss
Gomez
Hassan
Heinrich
Her
Jurgens
Olson
Pfarr
Reyer

NAY:

There being 13 Ayes and 0 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF 528 (Howard) Local Housing Trust Fund grant funding provided.

Rep. Howard moved that House File 528 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifiers:
Aarica Coleman, Bloomington Housing Redevelopment Authority
Richard Derosier, Lake County Housing Redevelopment Authority

Rep. Howard renewed the motion that House File 528 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF 979 (Olson) Challenge grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Olson moved that House File 979 be laid over for possible inclusion.
Testifiers:
Robyn Bipes-Timm, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Buffy Beranek, Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Rep. Olson renewed the motion that House File 979 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The Committee was adjourned at 11:45 A.M.


REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR




Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF203 (Jordan) - Housing pool bonding authority 2020 allocation application deposits refunded to bond issuers.
  • HF528 (Howard) - Minnesota Housing Finance Agency local housing trust fund grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF979 (Olson) - Minnesota Housing Finance Agency challenge grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1634 (Hausman) - Housing infrastructure bond eligible use added, public housing rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1635 (Hausman) - Homeownership education, counseling, and training program funding provided; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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01:50 HF1634 (Hausman) Housing infrastructure bond eligible use added, public housing rehabilitation funding provided, bond issued, and money appropriated.
29:25 HF1635 (Hausman) Homeownership education, counseling, and training program funding provided; and money appropriated.
39:17 HF203 (Jordan) Housing pool bonding authority 2020 allocation application deposits refunded to bond issuers (pending referral).
48:56 HF528 (Howard) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency local housing trust fund grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:02:38 HF979 (Olson, L.) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency challenge grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.




HF 203 (Jordan) Housing pool bonding authority 2020 allocation application deposits refunded to bond issuers. (PENDING REFERRAL)
HF 528 (Howard) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency local housing trust fund grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 979 (Olson) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency challenge grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1634 (Hausman) Housing infrastructure bond eligible use added, public housing rehabilitation funding provided, bond issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1635 (Hausman) Homeownership education, counseling, and training program funding provided; and money appropriated.

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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: This meeting is held in accordance to House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

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