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About Jeff Horwich

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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | December 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Greg Russ confirmed as next MPHA Executive Director/CEO

MPHA Board approves recommendation of Gregory P. Russ as next Executive Director/CEO

Selection moves to Minneapolis City Council for confirmation in December The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners has voted to approve the recommendation that Gregory Russ become MPHA’s next Executive Director/CEO. Russ would assume leadership of the agency following the February 2017 retirement of current Executive Director/CEO Cora McCorvey. Commissioners made the unanimous [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA Board approves recommendation of Gregory P. Russ as next Executive Director/CEO

MPHA secures conditional funding to construct new “Minnehaha Townhomes” for homeless families

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is pleased to announce $1.57 million dollars in proposed funding from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) to enable the construction of Minnehaha Townhomes. The 16-unit townhome development will provide permanent housing for families exiting Hennepin County homeless shelters. The MHFA contribution would be by far the largest component [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA secures conditional funding to construct new “Minnehaha Townhomes” for homeless families

MPHA’s Ben Jackson honored by National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) Upper Midwest Region

The National Association of Minority Contractors Upper Midwest (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa) this week recognized the contributions of MPHA’s Ben Jackson for his work in developing capacity for Minority and Section 3 Contractors. Ben’s work—most recently as MPHA’s Buyer/Section 3 Coordinator—has enabled Minority and Section 3 Contractors to navigate HUD’s procurement requirements and [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA’s Ben Jackson honored by National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) Upper Midwest Region

MPHA statement following resident council decision to reject “Mogadishu, Minnesota” filming

STATEMENT OF THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY (MPHA) following the meeting of the resident council of 1627 South Sixth Street regarding “Mogadishu, Minnesota” filming at that location. October 5, 2016   At the September 28 meeting of the MPHA Board of Commissioners, the board passed a motion calling on MPHA staff to move ahead with contract [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA statement following resident council decision to reject “Mogadishu, Minnesota” filming

MPHA Board conditionally approves “Mogadishu, Minnesota” filming

At today’s monthly meeting of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners, the Board voted to conditionally approve the production of a television episode pilot by HBO (currently titled “Mogadishu, Minnesota”) at the MPHA-owned and managed Cedar High Apartments. The agreement to allow filming is conditioned upon approval by the building’s resident council, [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA Board conditionally approves “Mogadishu, Minnesota” filming
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