HUD Secretary Donovan, Franken, Ellison Speak at Homes for All Conference By Jacob Wheeler | November 9, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Environment Subscribe to Environment Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Senator Al Franken and Congressman Keith Ellison attended the Homes for All Conference in St. Paul Monday. Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, announced the Rental Housing Revitalization Act, which would allow local public housing agencies to provide $25 billion in much-needed repair and renovation to the nation’s affordable housing stock. Secretary Donovan delivered a keynote speech at the St. Paul River Centre, after which he, Ellison and Jon Gutzman of the St. Paul Public Housing Agency discussed the legislation in detail — and disagreed on some key points — during an afternoon breakout session. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.