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. 
Here's our 2017 Legislative Agenda:
  1. Support the Homes For All agenda including $100 million in housing bonds and $30 million to strengthen Minnesota's housing continuum. 
  2. Support Unlocking Opportunities legislation that will create a statewide $14.1 million competitive grant program funding supportive housing for people with felony convictions. Unlocking Opportunities will support people who have been incarcerated, making it possible for them to work, learn job skills, be healthy and reconnect with their families and communities. 
  • Senate File 557 Authors: Senators David Senjem (chief author), Scott Dibble, Melissa Wiklund, Patricia Torres Ray, Melisa Franzen
  • House File 846 Authors: Representatives Tony Albright (chief author), Rod Hamilton, Susan Allen, Kathy Lohmer, Laurie Halverson, Mary Franson, Raymond Dehn, Tina Liebling, Jennifer Schultz, Ilhan Omar, Erin Murphy

Thanks to all those who attended our first-ever Beacon Day on the Hill. With nearly 30 congregations and 150 leaders, we raised our voices at the Capitol to build support and visit state legislators to share that affordable housing is a priority for people of faith.

Campaign tools and samples for your congregation.

Online petition | If you don't have the opportunity to sign a petition of support at your congregation, raise your voice by adding your name to this online petition supporting the Beacon 2017 State Legislative Agenda.

Please contact Deb Rodgers 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. 

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