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Housing Finance and Policy

NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 11, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 Thursday, February 11th, 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 Tuesday, February 9th. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Presentation on Workforce housing and homelessness across Minnesota

Testifiers:
Scott McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
Chad Adams, CEO, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
Rhonda Ottseon, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Amber Holmstrom, West Central Minnesota Communities Action

HF 619 (Urdahl) – Workforce housing project maximum grant or loan amount modified, appropriating money.

Chair Hausman moved that HF 619 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Chair Hausman moved the A-1 author’s amendment.

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

EXCUSED:
Hassan
Olson

With 11 Ayes, 0 Nays, and 2 Excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Representative Dean Urdahl
Scott McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
Chad Adams, CEO, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
Todd Peterson, Community Development Coordinator, City of Roseau

Chair Hausman renewed the motion that HF 619, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF 616 (Fischer) – Creating the lead safe homes grant program, appropriating money.

Chair Hausman moved that HF 616 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifiers:
Rachelle Peleska, Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing
Sue Watlov Phillips, Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing

Chair Hausman renewed her motion that HF 616 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The Committee was adjourned at 11:57 A.M.


REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR




Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF616 (Fischer) - Lead safe homes grant program created, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF619 (Urdahl) - Workforce housing project maximum grant or loan amount modified, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:41 - Presentations on housing issues in Greater Minnesota:.
- Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.
- Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless.
- Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership.
33:50 - HF619 (Urdahl) Workforce housing project maximum grant or loan amount modified, and money appropriated.
58:10 - HF616 (Fischer) Creating the lead safe homes grant program, appropriating money.

Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes


Presentations from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, and the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership on housing issues in Greater Minnesota.

Bill Hearings:
HF 616 (Fischer) Creating the lead safe homes grant program, appropriating money.
HF 619 (Urdahl) Workforce housing project maximum grant or loan amount modified, and money appropriated.

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.

CA: Owen.Wirth@house.mn
CLA: Blake.Wilcox@house.mn

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 10.01https://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.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact Jenny with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. If you have questions regarding the substance of the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator, Owen Wirth.