Hello Kingfield Friends!
I want to let you know of an opportunity to impact housing policy in the Minneapolis in a really simple way. This is the time of year when the city is looking at the way they prioritize funding in the Affordable Housing Trust Fund â€“ last year one of our developments for families coming from homelessness was not funded, and this opened our eyes to the hard choices they are making. We ultimately want to see them use the dollars they have to invest a LOT more in housing at the lowest income levels. We think they need to start by making that a more explicit goal.
I thought of you all of course because Kingfield is so proactive about looking for deeply affordable development! It would mean a lot for the city to also be hearing from you. Please take 5 min to send in letters through Friday April 30th following the simple instructions below.
The City of Minneapolis has published proposed guidelines for the next round of funding through the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. They are receiving comments from Minneapolis residents through the end of the month. This is our chance to make a smoother path for housing that will be truly affordable for residents with low incomes!
- If youâ€™d like to read Beaconâ€™s full letter and comments find it here.
- Write your own email or letter using the template below. We’re asking residents of the City of Minneapolis to send these messages, and to include your councilmember when you do. You do not need to repeat the long and detailed comments we are sending in â€“ the main point is for the city to hear your agreement that resources should first be targeted for households with the lowest incomes. Remind them â€“ this program can do so much more to address homelessness and racial disparities!
- Email your letter to: carrie.goldbergâ€‹@minneapolismn.â€‹gov and copy to egoldthwaitefriâ€‹es@beaconinterfâ€‹aith.org and your City Council member. Look your councilmember up and find their email address here.