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Jeff Horwich is the Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

Weatherization upgrades pick up steam at the Glendale Townhomes

Through the winter, crews have been blowing in cellulose insulation, repairing and replacing furnaces, and upgrading ventilation across the Glendale family townhomes in Prospect Park. The investments are possible thanks to a partnership with CenterPoint Energy and Sustainable Resources Center (SRC), who led MPHA leaders on a tour of the work this month (at right). SRC [...]

By | 2018-03-29T14:26:30+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Weatherization upgrades pick up steam at the Glendale Townhomes

Remodels! Underway and on-the-way…

Anyone familiar with our funding situation knows that we have many more needed "capital" projects than we have $$$ to do them. However, we continue to steadily move ahead with remodeling as our current budget permits, prioritizing based upon critical need and the length of time buildings have been awaiting work. In January, for example, [...]

By | 2018-01-23T12:37:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Remodels! Underway and on-the-way…

MPHA teams with CAP-HC to support 57 Minneapolis families facing sudden displacement

MPHA teams with Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) to support families facing sudden displacement Landlord’s loss of licenses affects 57 low-income families Families in 57 properties owned by the same Minneapolis landlord find themselves forced to move out by February 28, 2018 after the owner lost his rental licenses for repeated violations of [...]

By | 2017-12-11T16:11:25+00:00 December 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA teams with CAP-HC to support 57 Minneapolis families facing sudden displacement

Best way to honor Glendale’s legacy? Preserve its future for families.

On December 1, 2017, MPHA submitted the following letter to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission in response to a suggested nomination for our Glendale Townhomes property. MPHA does not endorse or authorize such a measure. To the Planning Manager and Members of the Commission: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) owns and manages Glendale Townhomes, [...]

By | 2017-12-04T16:49:52+00:00 December 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Best way to honor Glendale’s legacy? Preserve its future for families.

Security, tax levy, and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund: MPHA comments on the 2018 Minneapolis City Budget

As members of the Minneapolis City Council consider the proposed 2018 City of Minneapolis budget, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority submitted the following comments in writing. MPHA Executive Director Greg Russ delivered a condensed version in person to the council at the November 29, 2017 public hearing. At this time of greatly diminished federal support, [...]

By | 2017-12-01T16:23:06+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Security, tax levy, and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund: MPHA comments on the 2018 Minneapolis City Budget

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 | 2018-03-05T11:31:49+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
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