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Housing Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 11, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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, March 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. Gomez moved approval of the Minutes from Tuesday, March 9th. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Howard assumed the gavel as chair.

HF 12 (Hausman) Eviction Moratorium Executive Order Off Ramp

Rep. Hausman moved that House File 12 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Rep. Hausman moved the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Joey Dobson, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Mike Vraa, HOME Line
Cecil Smith, Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
Paul Eger, Minnesota Realtors
Larry McDonough, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that House File 12, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

AYE:
Howard
Hausman
Agbaje
Gomez
Hassan
Her
Olson
Reyer

NAY:
Theis
Bliss
Heinrich
Jurgens
Pfarr

There being 8 Ayes and 5 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL, AS AMENDED, WAS RE-REFERRED.

Rep. Hausman assumed the gavel as chair.

HF 1417 (Hassan) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency workforce homeownership program funding provided, and money appropriated

Rep. Hassan moved that House File 1417 be laid over for possible omnibus inclusion.

Testifiers:
Kathy Wetzel-Mastel, PRG
Seanne Thomas, ABC Realty


Rep. Hassan renewed the motion that House File 1417 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

HF 1870 (Hassan) Open Access Connection voice mail service funding provided, and money appropriated

Rep. Hassan moved that House File 1870 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifiers:
Manuel Moore, Open Access Connections

Rep. Hassan renewed the motion that House File 1870 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

The Committee was adjourned at 11:48 A.M.


REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR




Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF12 (Hausman) - Eviction and nonrenewal of lease procedures provided for during and after a peacetime emergency, expungement of eviction actions filed during and after a peacetime emergency allowed, and home foreclosures and contract for deed termination prevented during and after a peacetime emergency.
  • HF1417 (Hassan) - Minnesota Housing Finance Agency workforce homeownership program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1870 (Hassan) - Open Access Connection voice mail service funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:27 HF12 (Hausman) COVID-19; eviction procedure amended during and after public health emergency amended, eviction action expungement allowed, home foreclosure prevented during public health emergency, emergency housing assistance grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
53:20 HF1417 (Hassan) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency workforce homeownership program funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:05:23 HF1870 (Hassan) Open Access Connection voice mail service funding provided, and money appropriated.



HF 12 (Hausman) COVID-19; eviction procedure amended during and after public health emergency amended, eviction action expungement allowed, home foreclosure prevented during public health emergency, emergency housing assistance grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1417 (Hassan) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency workforce homeownership program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1870 (Hassan) Open Access Connection voice mail service funding provided, 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 10.01 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.

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.