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Housing Finance and Policy

TENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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, February 16th, 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, February 11th. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Presentation on Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH)

Testifiers:
Anne Mavity, Minnesota Housing Partnership
Maria Regan Gonzalez, Mayor, City of Richfield
Chloe Jackson, Tenant Organizer
Alan Arthur, President/CEO, Aeon

HF 443 (Howard) Appropriating money for loans and grants to preserver naturally occurring affordable housing.

Rep. Howard moved that HF 443 be laid over for possible inclusion.
Rep. Howard renewed his motion that HF 443 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF 1118 (Agbaje) Adding rehabilitation of naturally occurring affordable housing to allowable use of Housing Infrastructure Bonds.

Rep. Agbaje moved that HF 1118 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Rep. Agbaje renewed the motion that HF 1118 be passed and re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment. There being 13 Aye’s and 0 Nay’s, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS RE-REFERRED.

HF 450 (Richardson) Providing for a right to counsel in certain public housing eviction actions.

Chair Hausman moved that HF 450 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Testifiers:
Larry McDonough, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Chair Hausman renewed the motion that HF 450 be recommended to pass and re-reffered to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. There being 13 Aye’s and 0 Nay’s, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS RE-REFERRED.

HF 567 (Fischer) Housing discrimination testing funding provided.

Chair Hausman moved that HF 567 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Chair Hausman moved the A-1 Author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Colleen Walbran, Housing Discrimination Law Project, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Chair Hausman renewed the motion that HF 567 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The Committee was adjourned at 11:46 A.M.


REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR




Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF443 (Howard) - Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing preserve loans and grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF450 (Richardson) - Right to counsel provided in public housing eviction actions.
  • HF567 (Fischer) - Housing discrimination testing funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1118 (Agbaje) - Naturally occurring affordable housing rehabilitation added to housing infrastructure bonds allowable uses.
House TV Video:
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Introductory remarks related to:.
02:02 - - HF443 (Howard) Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing preserve loans and grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
02:02 - HF 1118 (Agbaje) Adding rehabilitation of naturally occurring affordable housing to allowable uses of housing infrastructure bonds.
- Presentation on the preservation of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing.
54:03 - HF450 (Richardson) Right to counsel provided in public housing eviction actions.
1:06:32 - HF567 (Fischer) Housing discrimination testing funding provided, and money appropriated.


HF 443 (Howard) Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing preserve loans and grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1118 (Agbaje) adding rehabilitation of naturally occurring affordable housing to allowable uses of housing infrastructure bonds.
HF 450 (Richardson) Right to counsel provided in public housing eviction actions.
HF 567 (Fischer) Housing discrimination testing funding provided, and money appropriated.

**HF 1118 (Agbaje) has been added to the agenda.

If you are interested in providing written testimony, oral testimony, or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant by 5 pm the day before the hearing to get instructions.

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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

HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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