MNR’s Paul Eger Joins “Welcome Home” Podcast Episode to Discuss First-Generation Down Payment Assistance Fund

By MNR News posted 08-09-2023 02:43 PM

In this episode of the Minnesota Homeownership Center's Welcome Home podcast, MNR Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs Paul Eger joined representatives from the Center, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Minnesota Realtors® to discuss the 2023 state legislative session, and the $100 million First-Generation Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Fund signed into law.

The first-generation homebuyer down payment assistance pilot program was brought forward by a diverse coalition of groups led by Minnesota Realtors® (MNR), the Minnesota Homeownership Center (the Center), and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. “Our members.... see homeownership, and the value it brings, to both individuals and communities. It’s something we value as an organization, to try and get as many people into homeownership as we can. This [First-Generation Homebuyer Downpayment Assistance Fund] is really an important opportunity to make some progress on closing the state’s racial homeownership gap," said Paul.
Episode Guests
  • Paul Eger — Government Affairs, Minnesota Realtors®
  • Greta Gaetz — Government Affairs, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • Julie Gugin — President, Minnesota Homeownership Center


  • Bill Gray — Director of Stakeholder Relations, Minnesota Homeownership Center

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About the Welcome Home Podcast

The Welcome Home podcast was launched in 2022. The Center produces ten episodes per year, on topics ranging from homeownership statistical data updates to policymaker interviews. Episodes are available in video or audio-only format.