El, a resident of Saint Paul, was just one of 8,100 Minnesotans who avoided homelessness in 2012 thanks to the work of MHFA.
Two years into his administration, Governor Mark Dayton is making important progress toward building a Better Minnesota. Measuring that progress by the improvements Minnesotans have seen in their lives, families, communities, and economy, the Dayton Administration is taking inventory of what has been accomplished thus far, and considering the work that still remains to be done.
One crucial measure of that progress is supporting strong and stable families and communities, which is essential to improving the quality of life enjoyed by Minnesotans. Governor Dayton is focused on helping all Minnesotans do better by delivering high-quality services that support a nation-leading quality of life. From helping seniors find comfort and security in their old age, to providing support for vulnerable Minnesotans, to driving down the cost of living – Governor Dayton is committed to making Minnesota an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Every day, thousands of Minnesotans face the challenges of homelessness. The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) provides assistance to homeless individuals and families, helping people find the safety and comfort of affordable housing.
Ten years ago, El (pictured above) was homeless, until he received the assistance of MHFA. Thanks to rental assistance and support services, El now lives in a one bedroom apartment in Saint Paul with his two cats.
El recently shared his story with MHFA’s staff and Board, crediting MHFA employee Kate Britney for, “helping to save his life.”