STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH/SECOND JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
HOUSE HOUSING POLICY AND FINANCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH FINANCE
SENATE HOUSING SUBCOMMITTEE
Senator Kenneth Kelash, Chair, called the thirtieth/second joint meeting to order at 1:36 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LAINE Carolyn, Vice-Chair
KELASH, Kenneth, Chair
Other Senators Present:
A quorum was present.
The MN Housing Partnership presented an overview of new initiatives and issues at the federal level.
Chip Halbach, Executive Director, MN Housing Partnership
Shannon Guernsey, Vice President of Programs, MN Housing Partnership
Agencies presented on federal programs and state implementation.
Jeanette Blankenship, Policy Specialist, MN Housing Finance Agency
Chuck Phillips, Office of Rural Development, U.S.D.A
Michele Smith, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Marilou Cheple, Office of Energy Security
The National Center for Healthy Housing presented on the intersect of healthy, affordable, and green housing.
Dr. David Jacobs, Director of Research, National Center for Healthy Housing
Organizations presented tools for assisting those affected by housing crisis.
Monica Nilsson, Director of Street Outreach, St. Stephens Human Services; Also Board President, MN Coalition for the Homeless
Kathleen Vitalis, Executive Director, MN Assistance Council for Veterans
Cheryl Peterson, Foreclosure Prevention Program Manager, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Jean Lee, Asian Pacific American Housing Consortium, Children’s Hope International
The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 p.m.
Karen Clark, Chair
Jake Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant