THE WEEK IN HOUSING
RECENT NEWS & UPDATES FROM MINNESOTA NAHRO
It has been an eventful week which showcased the peaceful transfer of power – a hallmark of our democracy. In the compelling words of Amanda Gorman who urged each of us to “lift our gazes not to what stands between us, but what stands before us…We close the divide because we know, to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside” Her inspiring poem The Hill We Climb is worth reading in full here because:
…being American is more than a pride we inherit,
it’s the past we step into
and how we repair it.
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation
rather than share it.
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.
And this effort very nearly succeeded.
But while democracy can be periodically delayed,
it can never be permanently defeated.
In this truth,
in this faith we trust.
So with this reminder that our democracy depends on us to defend this truth and have faith Check out these other ways in which you can participate in our democracy because your voice matters.
NAHRO Virtual Day on the Hill: March 2-3
As our nation continues to grapple with COVID-19 and a historic rental housing crisis, and prepare for a new Administration and shifting Congressional priorities, we need to reconnect with our allies and forge new relationships. Join us virtually for more than two days of information, insight and advocacy. We’ll bring you the latest news from HUD and Capitol Hill, and amplify your voices in the virtual halls of Congress!
NAHRO Update on COVID 19 Emergency Rental Assistance
On Tuesday, January 26 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern, NAHRO will host a members-only briefing on the Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERAP) program. Information on ERAP is changing rapidly, and it is important for PHAs that want to partner with their State and/or local jurisdiction to be up to date. Use this link to register.
Take the 2021 Minnesota Local Housing Trust Funds Survey!
Have you considered a local housing trust fund for your community? MHP is gathering information from Minnesota cities and counties to highlight local stories and better understand what resources are needed to support a local housing trust fund for your community.
Minnesota NAHRO Day at the Capitol
Save the Date – Thursday, February 25th
Mark your calendar for our virtual DAC. This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to your state lawmakers and educate them on the great work you do in their district. We will help you every step of the way and no travel costs! Registration opens soon.