Hundreds of members of Housing First Minnesota and the Minnesota REALTORS® gathered from across the state for the third annual Housing Day at the Capitol on March 4.
This year’s event kicked off with a rally at the Capitol rotunda where attendees heard from Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL, Brooklyn Park), Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R, Nisswa) and House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R, Crown). All three praised the groups’ efforts to promote housing affordability and more inventory options across the housing ecosystem.
Attendees also had individual meetings with their legislators to discuss the various housing legislation that is working its way through the legislative process. In total, attendees held meetings with 61 state senators and 95 state representatives, which is 78 percent of the legislature.
Finally, the day rounded out with a reception in which Housing First Minnesota members and REALTORS networked and continued the conversation with legislators who attended.