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About Jeff Horwich

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

MPHA statement on the City Council vote to prohibit Housing Choice Voucher discrimination

Today the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously in favor of amending the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance to prohibit discrimination against Housing Choice Vouchers (also known as “Section 8”) as a form of income for tenants seeking housing in the city. The change will take effect on May 1, 2018. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) [...]

By | 2017-03-24T16:52:45+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA statement on the City Council vote to prohibit Housing Choice Voucher discrimination

MPHA, SRC, and CenterPoint Energy Announce Weatherization Assistance Pilot Program for Glendale Townhomes

Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. (SRC), CenterPoint Energy, and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) are pleased to announce a partnership to pursue weatherization and energy-efficiency improvements to Glendale Townhomes. Glendale is a development of 184 family townhomes in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was built in 1952, making it the oldest major public [...]

By | 2017-06-16T21:41:25+00:00 March 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA, SRC, and CenterPoint Energy Announce Weatherization Assistance Pilot Program for Glendale Townhomes

Initial MPHA Responses to “Choice and Mobility” report recommendations

On March 21, MPHA staff will present to our Board of Commissioners this set of initial reactions, responses, and action plans regarding the recent "Expanding Access to Housing Choice in Minneapolis" report from Quadel Consulting. The following PDF includes responses to the first 25 recommendations in the report. Memorandum - Quadel Study Response March 21 [...]

By | 2017-03-17T19:32:51+00:00 March 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Initial MPHA Responses to “Choice and Mobility” report recommendations

Working materials for Spring 2017 Housing Choice Voucher discussions

Through the the spring of 2017, the City of Minneapolis, MPHA, and other stakeholders will be engaged in discussions about various ways the Housing Choice Voucher (i.e., "Section 8") Program might evolve to best meet our common goals of choice, mobility, and maximum access for qualifying low-income families in Minneapolis. The following PDF documents support [...]

By | 2017-03-20T21:24:53+00:00 February 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Working materials for Spring 2017 Housing Choice Voucher discussions

MPHA welcomes new director of Housing Choice Voucher program

Kyle Hanson has been appointed MPHA's Managing Director of Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)/Section 8. He takes over from Cheryl Borden, who has retired after 21 years with the agency. Kyle has served MPHA as a Regional Property Manager in Low Income Public Housing since 2009, following previous property management positions at MPHA, CommonBond Communities, and [...]

By | 2017-02-27T21:27:30+00:00 February 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA welcomes new director of Housing Choice Voucher program

MPHA dedicates Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center

On January 26, 2017 MPHA dedicated the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center (formerly "Heritage Park" Health and Wellness Center) in North Minneapolis, along with invited guests and members of the public. Speakers included MPHA senior leaders, Board members, state lawmakers, and the three most recent Minneapolis mayors. Minneapolis Mayors Hodges, Rybak, and Sayles-Belton [...]

By | 2017-06-16T21:41:25+00:00 January 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA dedicates Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center

January 26, 2017: “Cora McCorvey Day” in Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, State of Minnesota honor retiring MPHA leader Cora McCorvey As Cora McCorvey prepares to retire as the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s Executive Director, officials at the city, county, and state levels are honoring her many years of service to low-income people in need of quality, affordable housing. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has [...]

By | 2017-02-09T02:15:33+00:00 January 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on January 26, 2017: “Cora McCorvey Day” in Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota

Closing Time! First MPHA lease-to-own sales get underway.

The end of 2016 and the start of 2017 have brought a big milestone: the first-ever closings on MPHA's Sumnerfield Townhomes at Heritage Park. These public housing residents have achieved their goal of owning their homes, and we couldn't be more excited to see it happen. The pictures above show Charles Thorstad and Demisse Tulu [...]

By | 2017-02-09T02:27:06+00:00 January 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Closing Time! First MPHA lease-to-own sales get underway.

ATTENTION students! Apply to be a STEP-UP intern with MPHA (…and other great places, too)

2017 STEP-UP Internship applications are due February 10! Every summer, STEP-UP Interns ages 14 to 21 join MPHA (along with other nonprofits and businesses across the Twin Cities) for a paid summer job that includes: Valuable job experience Building professional skills Expanding their network of support Exploring career interests Earning a paycheck Learn more at www.STEPUPMpls.org [...]

By | 2016-12-22T22:46:03+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on ATTENTION students! Apply to be a STEP-UP intern with MPHA (…and other great places, too)

Greg Russ confirmed as next MPHA Executive Director/CEO

At its regular meeting on December 9, 2016 the Minneapolis City Council unanimously confirmed Gregory P. Russ as MPHA’s next Executive Director/CEO. MPHA’s Board of Commissioners had approved Mr. Russ for the position after an extensive search process. He will begin work at the MPHA in early February, assuming leadership from long-time Executive Director/CEO Cora [...]

By | 2017-06-16T21:41:25+00:00 December 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Greg Russ confirmed as next MPHA Executive Director/CEO
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