Yesterday was the biggest Homeless Day on the Hill in the history of the MN Coalition for the Homeless.
They came with two big agenda items:
- to increase MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program), a cash assistance program that's maximum payout, $532 a month, hasn't increased since 1986
- and to increase the Emergency Services program, giving homeless shelters across the state a $15 million dollar increase
And they got a boost that they perhaps hadn't expected: MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan told the group that she is where she is today because of the MFIP program.