Interconnected: Minnesota’s Housing Crisis

The Center for Rural Policy & Development and the Citizens League hosted another conversation in their Interconnected series on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

This online conversation covered the housing crisis and challenges across Minnesota – from substantial racial disparities in homeownership to innovative housing solutions, how are communities and organizations across the state working to improve access to stable and affordable housing? What policies have been discussed at the State Legislature to address Minnesota’s persistent housing challenges?

The panel of experts included;

  • Rep. Esther Agbaje (DFL-Minneapolis), Vice Chair, Minnesota House Housing Finance and Policy Committee
  • Rep. Andrew Myers (R-Tonka Bay), Member, Minnesota House Housing Finance and Policy Committee
  • Shereese Turner, Chief Program Officer, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • Amy Baldwin, Community Development Director, Otter Tail County
  • Ryan Baumtrog, Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Community Development, Minnesota Housing
  • Scott McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
  • Moderators: Brian McClung & Kate Raddatz, Park Street PR