About the Conference

See you on September 17&18 in Rochester, MN!

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) Annual Conference brings together over 600 individuals from across the region working to ensure every Minnesotan has a stable, affordable place to call home. The two-day convening includes over 50 workshops, networking, advocacy, and continuing education opportunities. A broad range of community members attends the event, including individuals who are currently or formerly homeless, direct service providers, policy advocates, tribal members, funders, administrators, federal, state, and county officials, and MCH member organizations.


For over 30 years, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless has served as the only statewide member-driven organization advocating for the entire continuum of housing solutions. MCH is comprised of over 100 member organizations throughout the state. With our partners, we advocate for policies to promote housing and economic stability. Our mission is to generate policies, community support, and local resources to end homelessness in Minnesota. To learn more, please visit our website: www.mnhomelesscoalition.org

For more information about the conference, please contact Eden Fauré, eden@mnhomelesscoalition.org

Find the 2019 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Guide here.

Please Note the Dates:
June 1 – Super Saver (MCH Member Only)
June 17 – Early Bird Special Opens (Member and Non-Member Rates)
July 8 – General Registration Opens (Member and Non-Member Rates)
August 30 – General Conference Registration Closes

This year’s theme:

Collect, Connect, Change:
Empowering Changemakers to Action

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless seeks workshop proposals for our 2019 conference titled: “Collect, Connect, Change: Empowering Changemakers to Action”

The conference will be held in Rochester, MN on September 17 and 18, 2019. Sessions should meet the professional and personal development needs of a diverse audience, including people new to the work, experienced professionals, and people experiencing housing and economic insecurity.

The MCH 2019 conference will focus on connecting Minnesotans from across the housing sector to create collective change. When we educate ourselves and connect with the incredible work around us, we have the capacity to implement strategic and innovative solutions. Only together will we develop a more equitable and effective model for housing stability and economic security.

How can we use collective knowledge and best practices to push for greater investments along the housing continuum? Where will our partnerships lead us? In what ways will we ensure that every aspect of our work is shaped by a racial equity lens? How has your community connected and collaborated to find solutions to local issues?

Minnesota’s collective efforts to end homelessness are unique in the nation. Together, we have built cross-sector, bipartisan partnerships that have changed the narrative about homelessness and led to strategic, targeted investments in affordable housing. MCH supports and defends legislation that protects resources utilized by low-wealth and under-resourced communities, including communities of color and/or Indigenous communities. Our advocacy strives to create collective change through connecting Minnesotans and statewide resources–we will not stop until everyone has a place to call home.

All workshop proposals are welcome and will be considered. We will give special attention to those that align with the central theme of this year’s conference: Collect, Connect, Change: Empowering Changemakers to Action. We will also give preference to presenters who identify as POCI and/or LGBTQ+.