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Dear BATC Members,
Our work on behalf of the housing industry has been swift and intense in the first quarter of 2017. As we’ve heard from you and your industry colleagues consistently, the regulatory impacts and workforce challenges are the most pressing issues facing our industry.
At BATC, we continue to build out and execute our industry and advocacy strategies to address these issues head-on. We left 2016 riding a historically successful election for Housing First and our industry. Almost immediately, our efforts pivoted towards elevating the housing industry in a new and powerful way.
It begins with a powerful alliance with the Minnesota REALTORS. Consistent with our strategic plan to leverage collaboration with like-minded organizations, our partnership with the MN REALTORS has positioned housing as a top-shelf issue. As you’ll see in this update, our Housing Day at the Capitol, legislative and regulatory progress are beginning to reflect this new energy.
Of course none of this happens without you, the foundation of a strong association. BATC leaders on the Board of Directors and in committees have provided the vision and energy to drive our agenda to increase first-time homeownership opportunities and to increase housing affordability for all Minnesotans.
On the ground, BATC’s professional staff and network of consultants are executing our strategic plan and finding success in big and small ways. The BATC team takes great pride in serving this industry. We hope you find this update to be informative, and we look forward to continuing our work elevating the housing industry.
As BATC’s Political Engagement Manager, Mark Foster, is your contact for grassroots political, policy, and advocacy affairs. Follow Mark on Twitter @robmarkfoster