What We Do
Over the past six years, HHMFC invested more than $2 million to leverage state resources and change statewide systems that impact homelessness, including the following:
- Playing a key role in the creation of the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness, the State Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, and Heading Home Minnesota: Minnesota’s Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness.
- Providing capacity to end veterans’ homelessness in Minnesota.
- Improving data systems and intake processes so that Minnesotans without homes can access housing and services more effectively and efficiently.
- Funding the initial staffing costs and technical assistance services of the Homework Starts with Home initiative.
We believe that safe, affordable, and stable housing is a precursor to achieving all other measures of well-being, including good health, educational success, economic self-sufficiency, and racial and gender equity. As a collaborative composed of representatives from organizations charged with making charitable investments to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, HHMFC is uniquely positioned to innovate, incubate, and advocate. We believe that an approach that supports schools to reliably identify student housing instability, coupled with a targeted, culturally sensitive, and coordinated response to connect families to additional resources, will advance our shared goals of stable housing, educational achievement, equitable outcomes, and preventing homelessness before it occurs.
In 2019, the Collaborative adopted a new Strategic Framework and is in the process of development of our implementation plan.