MICAH envisions a metropolitan area where everyone, without exception, has a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home.
We are faith leaders, housing advocates, and affordable housing developers.
Over 300 people attended our Legislative Breakfasts in January. Seen here, our St. Paul Chapter event.
Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH) was founded in 1988 in response to an accelerating homeless crisis. Our strength comes from bringing together people of faith to act on their values to support affordable housing, undo racism and build regional equity, opportunity and housing choice.
The voices of our MICAH faith leaders across our region are daily making our vision of a metropolitan area where everyone, without exception, has a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. This vision is realized by bringing people together as we continue to advocate for a stronger regional housing policy at the Metropolitan Council and Cities.
- 17,750+ school children in Minnesota are homeless every year. (U.S. Dept. of Education).
- 10,233 people homeless. 10% increase.
"It is impossible to identify all people experiencing homelessness who are not in a formal shelter." - Wilder Research Study 2018
- 268,786 renters and owners in the Twin Cities pay more than 30% of their income for housing. ( MN Housing Partnership)
- In the Twin Cities there are only 36,905 rental units which are affordable for people making $30,000 and below. (MN Housing Partnership)
We need at least 72,395 more units.
We are currently working with and in the Cities of Brooklyn Park, Carver, Dayton, Fridley, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Rogers, Roseville, St. Michael, and St. Paul to develop, rehab, and preserve over 1000 units of affordable housing for families, singles, youth, and seniors.
Make an investment: For every dollar invested in organizations like MICAH $138 in benefits was realized for Minnesota communities. (Study by National Council on Responsive Philanthropy)
Your support helps us, ensure the voices of people impacted are helping to develop the responses that impact their lives.
Together, WE are Bringing Our Community HOME!