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Housing Finance and Policy

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 02, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 2nd, 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 25th. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 998 (Schultz) Workforce and affordable homeownership development program; qualified entities to participate and funding types expanded, workforce and affordable homeownership account created in housing development fun, and money appropriated.

Chair Hausman moved that House File 998 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Testifiers:
Jeff Corey, One Roof Community Housing, Duluth
Jeff Washburne, City of Lakes Community Land Trust

Chair Hausman renewed the motion that House File 998 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

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 RE-REFERRED.

HF 1084 (Agbaje) Housing rehabilitation program maximum loan amount increased.

Rep. Agbaje moved that House File 1084 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifiers:
Noah Hobbs, One Roof Housing Community
Mike Robertson, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Rep. Agbaje renewed the motion that House File 1084 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

Rep. Howard assumed the gavel as chair for the remainder of the meeting.

HF 1252 (Hausman) Housing finance agency policy provisions adopted; affordable housing, workforce housing, and disaster recovery program eligibility requirements expanded; agency debt limit increased; community land trust program individual and family household income limit increased; rehabilitation loan program requirements and use expanded; and technical and conforming changes made.

Rep. Hausman moved that House File 1252 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifiers:
Ryan Baumtrog, Minnesota Housing

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that House File 1252 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The Committee was adjourned at 11:27 A.M.


REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR




Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF998 (Schultz) - Workforce and affordable homeownership development program; qualified entities to participate and funding types expanded, workforce and affordable homeownership account created in housing development fund, and money appropriated.
  • HF1084 (Agbaje) - Housing rehabilitation program maximum loan amount increased.
  • HF1252 (Hausman) - Housing finance agency policy provisions adopted; affordable housing, workforce housing, and disaster recovery program eligibility requirements expanded; agency debt limit increased; community land trust program individual and family household income limit increased; rehabilitation loan program requirements and use expanded; and technical and conforming changes made.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:15 - HF998 (Schultz) Workforce and affordable homeownership development program; qualified entities to participate and funding types expanded, workforce and affordable homeownership account created in housing development fund, and money appropriated.
23:08 - HF1084 (Agbaje) Housing rehabilitation program maximum loan amount increased.
38:35 - HF1252 (Hausman) Housing finance agency policy provisions adopted; affordable housing, workforce housing, and disaster recovery program eligibility requirements expanded; agency debt limit increased; community land trust program individual and family household income limit increased; rehabilitation loan program requirements and use expanded; and technical and conforming changes made.


HF 998 (Schultz) Workforce and affordable homeownership development program; qualified entities to participate and funding types expanded, workforce and affordable homeownership account created in housing development fund, and money appropriated.

HF 1084 (Agbaje) Housing rehabilitation program maximum loan amount increased.

HF 1252 (Hausman) Housing finance agency policy provisions adopted; affordable housing, workforce housing, and disaster recovery program eligibility requirements expanded; agency debt limit increased; community land trust program individual and family household income limit increased; rehabilitation loan program requirements and use expanded; and technical and conforming changes made.

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 10.01 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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