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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

MPHA’s responses to public comments on FY2017 Moving-to-Work plan

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is pleased to offer our responses to comments submitted during the recent comment period for our draft FY2017 Moving-to-Work Plan and Supporting Documents: MPHA MTW Comments and Responses Complete 9-23-2016 (click to download PDF) As a Moving-to-Work public housing agency, each fiscal year the MPHA drafts a new annual plan for [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA’s responses to public comments on FY2017 Moving-to-Work plan

MPHA Draft FY2017 MTW Plan & Supporting Documents for Public Review

(IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS POST: The documents below have been submitted and approved since this post was created. Find the latest versions of all policies on our "Policies and Publications" page.) Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) has developed its Draft 2017 Annual Moving To Work (MTW) Plan in compliance with HUD's Amended and Restated Moving To Work [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA Draft FY2017 MTW Plan & Supporting Documents for Public Review

MPHA Executive Director/CEO Cora McCorvey to Retire

After nearly 40 years of public service including 25 years as Executive Director/CEO of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA), Cora McCorvey announced her plans to retire effective February 10, 2017.  "My decision to retire was difficult.  My sense of loss for a position and an Agency that I love and for which I continue [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA Executive Director/CEO Cora McCorvey to Retire

STEP-UP Application Time is Here!

The STEP-UP application season is upon us once again! The online application to the 2016 program is available NOW. The application deadline is Friday, February 5, 2016 at midnight. Youth ages 14-21 who live in Minneapolis may apply. The link to the STEP UP web page. Click on "Apply to STEP UP" to apply. Look [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|News|Comments Off on STEP-UP Application Time is Here!

MPHA Amends its FY2015 Moving To Work Plan

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is amending its FY2015 Annual Moving To Work Plan because it was a successful applicant in the Rental Assistance Demonstration(RAD). As a result, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will be converting its 200 unit AMP 8 Heritage Park project to Project Based Rental Assistance. There will be a public hearing [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|News|Comments Off on MPHA Amends its FY2015 Moving To Work Plan
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