Congressional Round-Up: Industry Leaders Discuss Labor, Regulatory Pressures

Housing First Minnesota and the Central Minnesota Builders Association (CMBA) each hosted members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation over the summer. Housing First Minnesota met with Rep. Erik Paulsen (CD-3) and Rep. Jason Lewis (CD-2) to discuss the labor challenges and regulatory pressures facing the housing industry.

Congressmen Paulsen and Lewis serve the highest growth areas of the state where their constituents are impacted by the reduced inventory and increased costs associated with these challenges.


CMBA hosted the first of multiple scheduled meetings with Rep. Tom Emmer (CD-6) to discuss issues affecting the building industry in Central Minnesota.

These conversations provide opportunities for deeper policy discussions, with the hope that over time this industry engagement with our congressional delegation will lead to a more balanced regulatory structure and an enhanced labor market.

Conversations with elected officials are key to elevating the issues that face the housing industry.
— David Siegel, Housing First Minnesota Executive Director