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About Jeff Horwich

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

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

The public is invited to review and comment on MPHA's 2018 draft MTW Plan and Operating Policies.  The documents are available for review at our office (1001 Washington Ave. North, Minneapolis) or by downloading here in PDF format. Executive Summary Executive Summary (Somali) Slide presentation FULL FY 2018 DRAFT Moving to Work Plan FY 2018 [...]

By | 2017-09-11T19:09:06+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

MPHA adopts “Guiding Principles” for long-term effort to preserve public housing in Minneapolis

Update: Since approving and publishing the Guiding Principles, MPHA has added a page of frequent Questions and Answers about them. Click here to read! The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners has unanimously adopted a set of Guiding Principles for Redevelopment and Capital Investments at MPHA. The document declares the values the [...]

By | 2017-09-11T19:12:04+00:00 May 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA adopts “Guiding Principles” for long-term effort to preserve public housing in Minneapolis

MPHA and Family Housing Fund team up to explore regional approach to housing vouchers in the Twin Cities

Possible partnership among metro housing authorities would mean greater mobility, opportunity, and choice for low-income families The Family Housing Fund has awarded $300,000 over two years to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) to explore how the region’s public housing authorities can work together to provide metro-wide mobility for families with housing vouchers (also known [...]

By | 2017-09-11T19:12:56+00:00 May 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA and Family Housing Fund team up to explore regional approach to housing vouchers in the Twin Cities

MPHA to open two-bedroom family waitlist in June

List closed since 2010; eligible families encouraged to apply online Starting next month, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) will accept applications from families for two-bedroom public housing. This is the first time in seven years the two-bedroom waitlist has been open, and we look forward to the opportunity to house new eligible families. The [...]

By | 2017-05-09T21:40:54+00:00 May 9th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA to open two-bedroom family waitlist in June

MPHA commits $3.7M to support “Downtown View” transitional housing for homeless youth

On April 18, we joined with others to celebrate the kickoff/groundbreaking for "Downtown View": 46 units of transitional housing for homeless youth on the border of downtown Minneapolis. Many funding and organizational partners have come together to realize the project, which is led by Youthlink and Project for Pride in Living. For our part, MPHA [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:47:13+00:00 April 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA commits $3.7M to support “Downtown View” transitional housing for homeless youth

Twin Cities Mobile Market begins service to MPHA highrises

This week the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation's Twin Cities Mobile Market made its first stops at our highrise buildings! The Mobile Market is a supermarket on wheels, with fresh produce and other groceries at below-market prices. The service targets areas with limited grocery options, making it easy to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, and [...]

By | 2017-06-16T21:41:25+00:00 March 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Twin Cities Mobile Market begins service to MPHA highrises
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