STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
HOUSING POLICY AND FINANCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH FINANCE
Representative Karen Clark, Chair, called the second meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
CLARK, Karen, Chair
LAINE Carolyn, Vice-Chair
A quorum was present.
The MN Housing Partnership presented on housing trends in MN.
Chip Halbach, Executive Director, MN Housing Partnership
The MN Coalition for the Homeless presented on homelessness issues.
Mike Davey, Policy Advocate, MN Coalition for the Homeless
Patrick Wood, Policy Advocate, MN Coalition for the Homeless
HOME Line presented on renter issues.
Beth Kodluboy, Executive Director, HOME Line
Michael Dahl, Public Policy Director, HOME Line
Legal Services Advocacy Project presented on renter issues.
Ron Elwood, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
The MN Foreclosure Partners Council presented on foreclosure issues.
Cecile Bedor, Co-Chair, MN Foreclosure Partners Council
Melissa Manderschied, Attorney, Kennedy and Graven, Coordinator of MN Foreclosure Partners Council
MN Indian Women’s Resource Center presented on housing assistance for victims of sex trafficking
Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director, MN Indian Women’s Resource Center
Representative McNamara moved that the minutes of January 13, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
St Stephen’s Human Services presented on their program, "A Day in the Life: understanding urban homelessness."
Joshua Lang, Director, "A Day in the Life" Program
Richard Johnson, Organizer, "A Day in the Life" Program
The meeting was adjourned at 12:24 p.m.
Karen Clark, Chair
Jake Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant