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Rep. Howard applauds implementation of CARES Act funds for Housing Assistance

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

St. Paul, MN - Today, Governor Walz announced that $100 million in federal dollars from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will go toward housing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. State Representative Michael Howard (DFL - Richfield), vice chair of the Minnesota House Housing Finance and Policy Division, released the following statement:

“I am grateful for the leadership of Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan for stepping up in support of Minnesotans who need assistance to afford their homes.

“Since the onset of COVID-19 we have worked to provide needed housing assistance to Minnesotans because you can’t stay home and stay safe if you can’t afford the roof over your head. We are at a pivotal time because federal economic assistance for Minnesotans will dry up soon and Senate Republicans have blocked a legislative solution. Thankfully, we have a Governor and Lieutenant Governor who care deeply about the well-being of Minnesotans and are willing to step up and lead. 

“I look forward to the continued work ahead to address our state’s affordable housing crisis and to build a future where every Minnesotan has access to safe, affordable housing.”