Housing First Minnesota Leadership Meets with Congressman Tim Walz

It is still early in the year, but 2018 has proven to be an important election year. Included on the November ballot, Minnesotans will be electing a new governor. Congressman Tim Walz (CD1, DFL), who is running to hold that seat, met with Housing First Minnesota leadership on Wednesday to discuss a variety of housing issues and his campaign to be Minnesota's next governor.

 Congressman Tim Walz (CD-1, DFL), 2018 gubernatorial candidate, discusses housing issues with Housing First Minnesota leaders.

Congressman Tim Walz (CD-1, DFL), 2018 gubernatorial candidate, discusses housing issues with Housing First Minnesota leaders.

Among the many topics discussed were Minnesota's regulatory environment, the construction workforce shortage, and the role of the Metropolitan Council.

We know that regardless of who is elected, we need to be able to communicate the key issues that are facing the housing/construction industry. We believe that discussions like these are extraordinarily valuable as we look toward the future of Minnesota’s housing industry.
— Daryl Doehr, 2017-18 Housing First Chair

Housing First Minnesota has invited all major gubernatorial candidates to meet with the task group of housing industry leaders and will continue to elevate housing a priority during the 2018 elections.