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

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

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
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