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Jeff Horwich is the Communications Manager for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

Welcome MPHA Commissioner Faith Xiong

MPHA welcomes a new voice to our Board of Commissioners! Faith Xiong (here with MPHA Executive Director Greg Russ) is an Associate at Zan Associates working on transportation planning and construction communication and engagement within culturally diverse neighborhoods. Faith has lived in Minneapolis since the age of 10. She currently lives in the Jordan neighborhood [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:08:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Welcome MPHA Commissioner Faith Xiong

MPHA, SRC, and CenterPoint Energy team up for extensive weatherization of Glendale Townhomes

NEWS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA), Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. (SRC), and CenterPoint Energy are pleased to announce funding and a timeline for winter weatherization and energy efficiency improvements across all 28 buildings of the Glendale Townhomes. Glendale is a public housing development of 184 family townhomes in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was [...]

By | 2017-10-18T06:57:16+00:00 October 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA, SRC, and CenterPoint Energy team up for extensive weatherization of Glendale Townhomes

Watch MPHA’s “Pathways to Preservation” (narrated in English & Somali)

This narrated slideshow provides an introduction -- for public housing residents and the general public -- to MPHA's challenges, our opportunities, and our ultimate goal of preserving our public housing across the city. The presentation also covers the protections all public housing residents will have during this process. "Pathways to Preservation" (English) [...]

By | 2017-11-13T15:55:14+00:00 October 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Watch MPHA’s “Pathways to Preservation” (narrated in English & Somali)

$1 million grant from McKnight helps kick-start investment in public housing across Minneapolis

The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has awarded $1 million to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to preserve and repair the city's aging public housing. Together with a $1 million investment from MPHA's own reserves, the grant will create a $2 million "Working Capital Fund." This fund will launch a long-term effort to assure MPHA's 6,000 apartments, [...]

By | 2017-09-27T14:59:17+00:00 September 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on $1 million grant from McKnight helps kick-start investment in public housing across Minneapolis

MPHA in Star-Tribune: Partnerships can help with public housing

The following commentary appeared on September 5, 2017 in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Partnerships can help with public housing Traditional funding is thin; private investors can play a constructive, nonthreatening role. By Greg Russ and Tamir Mohamud As officials of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, we found much to agree with in the Aug. 17 commentary by former [...]

By | 2017-09-22T13:24:23+00:00 September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA in Star-Tribune: Partnerships can help with public housing

Five things every MPHA public housing resident should know

In recent months, MPHA has begun talking more about the need and the possibilities for reinvesting in our public housing. We have deep needs to rehab, remodel, and redevelop our homes for public housing residents (totaling about $130 million in 2017) that far outstrip the funding we get from Congress (around $10 million a year). [...]

By | 2017-09-13T19:07:16+00:00 August 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Five things every MPHA public housing resident should know

Metro housing authorities: how can we collaborate to enhance opportunity for families with vouchers?

In August 2017, leaders from public housing agencies across the Twin Cities metro area convened in Minneapolis for "Thinking Locally, Solving Regionally," a study and brainstorming session to discuss how we could work together more closely to provide more mobility and opportunity for the families we serve using Housing Choice Vouchers. We were joined by [...]

By | 2017-09-11T19:05:50+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Metro housing authorities: how can we collaborate to enhance opportunity for families with vouchers?

National Night Out 2017!

Enjoy some scenes from the many amazing National Night Out gatherings held this year by MPHA buildings and neighborhoods around the city! We are excited every August to celebrate with the residents and neighbors who make our community strong year-round. As always, we were honored to have the mayor, acting police chief, sheriff's deputies, [...]

By | 2017-09-11T19:07:50+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on National Night Out 2017!

MPHA 2018 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan

UPDATE (Oct. 2017): The information below relates to draft versions of these documents that are now outdated. For the latest versions, please see the appropriate tabs on our Policies and Publications page. The public is invited to review and comment on MPHA's 2018 draft MTW Plan and Operating Policies.  The documents are available for review [...]

By | 2017-10-31T09:25:12+00:00 July 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA 2018 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan

MPHA Statement: July 6 protest at Glendale based upon highly inaccurate information

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) values resident and community voices in every decision we make. However, the protest planned for the site of MPHA’s Glendale Townhomes is based upon recklessly incorrect statements about who we are and what we care about. The organizers have chosen to retain a highly misleading narrative in the interest [...]

By | 2017-09-11T19:11:16+00:00 July 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA Statement: July 6 protest at Glendale based upon highly inaccurate information
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