Advocate to end homelessness

Beacon congregations build relationships within their congregations, with leaders and advocates in other congregations, and with their elected officials to influence public policies and funding for programs, services and buildings that end homelessness. Together we say that everyone deserves a home that's affordable and safe. Please contact Kat Vann if you or your congregation wants to make a powerful impact on our public priorities. Or sign up for monthly advocacy news using the form on the right hand menu of this page. 
 
Our 2017 Legislative Agenda:
  1. Support the Homes For All request for $100 million in housing bonds. 
     
  2. Urge support for Unlocking Opportunities legislation that would create a statewide $14.1 million competitive grant program funding supportive housing for nearly 750 people with felony convictions over 2 years. Unlocking Opportunities would support people who have been incarcerated to work, learn job skills, be healthy and re-connect with their families and communities. 
Our Legislative kickoff is Jan. 19, 2017, with a gathering of Beacon congregation leaders who will put the final pieces in place for our advocacy efforts this session. Stay tuned for more information about an exciting opportunity to connect with your legislator and many others as a collaborative!
 
On Twitter? So are we @BelieveInHome - and you can use these hashtags when you share about your advocacy:

#believeinhome
#Homes4AllMN