Date(s) - 10/23/2018
7:30 am - 8:30 am

In late 2017, Governor Mark Dayton announced the creation of a task force to examine and make recommendations on affordable housing in Minnesota. Co-chaired by Jeanne Crain, chief executive of Bremer Financial Corp., and Acooa Ellis, senior vice-president of community impact for Greater Twin Cities United Way, the group gathered to:

  • Affirm and protect the existing housing strategies that serve Minnesotans well, and identify gaps in the system
  • Gain a broader understanding of what housing stability looks like for people across the state, including how local policies impact housing stability, and
  • Develop innovative solutions to for families, individuals and communities so they may have safe, stable housing as the foundation for success.

In August of this year, the task force officially wrapped up its work with the release of a report: More Places to Call Home: Investing in Minnesota’s Future. According to a release from the Office of Governor Mark Dayton, the task force “offers 30 recommendations to improve access to good, affordable homes across all types, prices, and locations” in Minnesota.

What did the recommendations include? What are the biggest challenges to Minnesota households finding affordable housing?

Join us at our next Mind Opener Policy Breakfast, where we’ll welcome task force co-chair Acooa Ellis to talk more about the group’s work, and the recommendations that were submitted.

Mind Opener: The Governor’s Task Force on Housing
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30a-8:30a
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 7th Street W
Saint Paul, MN 55102 (map)
$10 for Citizens League Members
Complimentary coffee and continental breakfast included

Citizens League Mind Openers, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, are deep dives into policy topics that affect Minnesota and its citizens. The talks, over breakfast, are an opportunity for Citizens League members to learn and talk about a variety of different issues.

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Citizens League Mind Openers are sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.