On March 28, the City Council of Minneapolis, MN passed a resolution in support of changes to the mortgage interest deduction to provide funding for the National Housing Trust Fund. The vote was the result of advocacy by Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), an NLIHC State Coalition Partner, and is a major victory for advocates working to advance the United for Homes campaign proposal in the state.
The resolution amends the council’s 2014 federal policy agenda with the following language: “Support federal tax code changes including the mortgage interest tax deduction, in whole or in part, to a tax credit and reducing the maximum home mortgage so that the code changes are structured to assist first time and moderate income households in affording a home and providing funding for the National Housing Trust Fund.”
In addition, Valeria Silva, the Superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools, endorsed the United for Homes proposal. This endorsement is also due to MHP efforts.
United for Homes campaign endorsers are urged to gain support for the UFH proposal from state and local governments and elected officials.
Learn more about the United for Homes campaign: www.unitedforhomes.org
View the sample resolution: http://nlihc.org/issues/mid/resolution
Download an endorsement form for elected officials: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/UFH_Endorser_Form_EO.pdf