MICAH - Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing - Our Mission

MICAH lives out the prophetic vision that calls us "to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God". (Micah 6:8).
MICAH envisions a metropolitan area where everyone without exception has a safe, decent, accessible and affordable home.

Please join us to make MICAH's vision a reality.


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It’s Not a Crime to Have Nowhere to Sleep

The overall number of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota is up by 10% from 2015; and while the number of families decreased by 5%, the number of adults 55 and older were up by 25%.

- Children and youth through age 24 represent nearly half of the homeless population in 2018 at 46%. -

Every 3 years, Wilder Research conducts a one-day, statewide count of people experiencing homelessness. The 2018 study took place on October 25.

The resulting highlights of initial observations, along with fact sheet and data tables can be found here: http://mnhomeless.org/minnesota-homeless-study/homelessness-in-minnesota.php.

Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes
04/01/19 Cassidy Waskowicz Acting Director of Development & Communications, cwaskowicz@nlchp.org

“Criminally punishing homeless people for sleeping on the street when they have nowhere else to go is inhumane.”


 

Calendar

Chapter Meetings:

Thursday, April 25, 5-6:30pm - MICAH St. Paul Chapter Meeting,
St. Anthony Park Lutheran, 2323 Como Ave. St. Paul, 55108. Contact: John at slade@micah.org

Tuesday, April 23, 9:30-11am - Housing for All (MICAH Northwest) Chapter Meeting
St Joseph the Worker Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove, contact Roxanne Smith at 763-400-7208 or rsmith@sjtw.net

Tuesday, May 14, 8-9:30am - MICAH Northeast Chapter Meeting, Mahtomedi City Hall, 600 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, Contact: Paul at pjkadera@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 14, 5:15–7:15pm - MICAH South Chapter Brown Bag Supper & Meeting,
Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville, 55337. Contact: Jerry Daily at jdaily8227@aol.com

Events:

Monday, May 6, 2pm - Homes for All Rally
Capitol Rotunda, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155

Tuesday, June 11, 6-8pm - Envisioning a Home for Everyone!
Elim Church, 685 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

~~ And coming this summer, MICAH at the Lynx game! ~~