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As Veterans Day approaches, MPHA seeks landlords for nearly 100 homeless veterans

News release: November 8, 2018 MINNEAPOLIS – Through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) has been able to award rental housing vouchers to more than 300 military veterans in our community. Unfortunately, nearly one-third of these veterans remain homeless because they cannot find apartments or rental houses where [...]

By | 2018-11-08T16:38:37+00:00 November 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on As Veterans Day approaches, MPHA seeks landlords for nearly 100 homeless veterans

Otto Bremer Trust and MPHA announce $600,000 investment to create and preserve public housing

NEWS RELEASE: November 1, 2018 As part of their commitment to seeking unique solutions to the region’s challenges, the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has awarded a $100,000 grant and a $500,000 low-interest loan to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) to help create and preserve public housing in the city. The loan from OBT will [...]

By | 2018-11-01T11:31:17+00:00 November 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Otto Bremer Trust and MPHA announce $600,000 investment to create and preserve public housing

MPHA delegation heads to Cambridge to learn about public housing preservation

MPHA residents, staff, board members, and a Minneapolis City Council member have returned from a two-day fact-finding trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts. MPHA and CHA resident leaders meet in Cambridge Our hosts at The Cambridge Housing Authority have been early and comprehensive adopters of tools to convert and stabilize the federal [...]

By | 2018-11-08T13:47:26+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA delegation heads to Cambridge to learn about public housing preservation

Energy efficiency upgrades for several properties near completion

By the end of this month, MPHA will have replaced 636 appliances in three properties through a partnership with Franklin Energy (applying funding from Xcel Energy) to provide better reliability and comfort for residents. The more energy efficient air conditioners and refrigerators mean a chance to reinvest profits from energy conservation to achieve further efficiency improvements in [...]

By | 2018-10-12T13:30:40+00:00 October 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Energy efficiency upgrades for several properties near completion

MHRC Annual Highrise Celebration highlights resident accomplishments and features mayoral keynote

Last month’s Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council (MHRC) Annual Highrise Celebration was an incredible event honoring all the MHRC does for the 5,000+ residents in MPHA's 42 highrises. With a theme of “Looking Ahead, Building on Success—Working for the Good of All,” the September 27 event included honoring milestone achievements of the last year, dancing, delicious food, inspiring words (and moves) from [...]

By | 2018-10-18T07:52:26+00:00 September 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MHRC Annual Highrise Celebration highlights resident accomplishments and features mayoral keynote

MPHA joins Aeon and others for groundbreaking of The Louis

On September 26, MPHA joined Mayor Jacob Frey, Council Member Cameron Gordon, Minnesota Housing, Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County Government, U.S. Bank, Prospect Park Association and supporters for the groundbreaking of Aeon's newest development, The Louis. Aeon, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, is building 70 new tax-credit, affordable homes in the Prospect Park neighborhood. MPHA has [...]

By | 2018-10-09T12:26:34+00:00 September 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA joins Aeon and others for groundbreaking of The Louis

A look at “The Future of Public Housing”…from HUD

At this month's conference of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA), a panel from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shared HUD's clearest statement yet on the pathways they see housing authorities using to preserve the homes we provide--and the urgency of taking action. The headline is on slide two: [...]

By | 2018-09-14T13:57:10+00:00 September 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on A look at “The Future of Public Housing”…from HUD

MPHA in Star Tribune: Public housing in Minneapolis is being preserved, not ‘privatized’

The following commentary appeared on September 11, 2018 in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Counterpoint: Public housing in Minneapolis is being preserved, not 'privatized' Coverage of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority efforts is welcomed but should not include this trigger language, which by reasonable standards does not apply. By Greg Russ The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) [...]

By | 2018-10-24T15:03:40+00:00 September 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA in Star Tribune: Public housing in Minneapolis is being preserved, not ‘privatized’

Community Artists: Help bring our vision for the future of public housing to life!

Public housing is home to more than 10,000 low-income people in Minneapolis. It is essential to the fabric of our neighborhoods. As the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) embarks on a long-term journey to preserve and renew our public housing, we seek artists who can distill this uplifting vision into powerful works of art for [...]

By | 2018-09-12T10:58:10+00:00 September 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Community Artists: Help bring our vision for the future of public housing to life!

A groundbreaking for Minnehaha Townhomes!

With our partners from all levels of government, MPHA broke ground on the first new public housing built in Minneapolis since 2010: the Minnehaha Townhomes. When they open in 2019, these 16 townhomes will be dedicated to families experiencing persistent homelessness.  The four buildings will revitalize this long-vacant site, donated by the City of Minneapolis. [...]

By | 2018-05-30T13:22:25+00:00 May 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on A groundbreaking for Minnehaha Townhomes!
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