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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!

MPHA joins Youthlink and PPL to open Downtown View for homeless youth

Although the first residents arrived in February, this month officials from MPHA joined core partners Youthlink and PPL, along with more than a hundred other supporters, for the grand opening of the Downtown View Apartments. These 46 units on the edge of downtown Minneapolis are dedicated to homeless youth between 18 and 24. The crowd [...]

By | 2018-07-05T08:57:08+00:00 May 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA joins Youthlink and PPL to open Downtown View for homeless youth

Local leaders join MPHA to roll out major security investments for The Cedars

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council Member Abdi Warsame joined MPHA leaders and residents of the Cedar High Apartments to share details of an $825,000 investment in security measures to be put in place this summer. MPHA began a specific conversation with residents in early 2017, after a series of assaults that shook residents [...]

By | 2018-05-11T10:37:50+00:00 May 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Local leaders join MPHA to roll out major security investments for The Cedars

MPHA joins partners to break ground on Great River Landing!

MPHA was excited to join lead partners Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and Better Futures Minnesota to turn some dirt and kick off construction of Great River Landing. From the Beacon web site: Great River Landing [supports] stability for people committed to positive change and recovering from the traumas of unemployment, homelessness and incarceration... [It] will [...]

By | 2018-05-30T13:24:20+00:00 May 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA joins partners to break ground on Great River Landing!

Weatherization upgrades pick up steam at the Glendale Townhomes

Through the winter, crews have been blowing in cellulose insulation, repairing and replacing furnaces, and upgrading ventilation across the Glendale family townhomes in Prospect Park. The investments are possible thanks to a partnership with CenterPoint Energy and Sustainable Resources Center (SRC), who led MPHA leaders on a tour of the work this month (at right). SRC [...]

By | 2018-05-30T16:20:22+00:00 March 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Weatherization upgrades pick up steam at the Glendale Townhomes

Remodels! Underway and on-the-way…

Anyone familiar with our funding situation knows that we have many more needed "capital" projects than we have $$$ to do them. However, we continue to steadily move ahead with remodeling as our current budget permits, prioritizing based upon critical need and the length of time buildings have been awaiting work. In January, for example, [...]

By | 2018-01-23T12:37:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Remodels! Underway and on-the-way…

MPHA teams up to support 57 Minneapolis families facing sudden displacement

UPDATE (June 2018): The first version of this announcement referenced a different initial partner to administer the program. As of June 2018, NorthPoint Health and Wellness is our partner to serve these families. MPHA teams with Northpoint to support families facing sudden displacement Landlord’s loss of licenses affects 57 low-income families Families in 57 properties [...]

By | 2018-06-14T11:03:09+00:00 December 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA teams up to support 57 Minneapolis families facing sudden displacement

Best way to honor Glendale’s legacy? Preserve its future for families.

On December 1, 2017, MPHA submitted the following letter to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission in response to a suggested nomination for our Glendale Townhomes property. MPHA does not endorse or authorize such a measure. To the Planning Manager and Members of the Commission: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) owns and manages Glendale Townhomes, [...]

By | 2017-12-04T16:49:52+00:00 December 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Best way to honor Glendale’s legacy? Preserve its future for families.

Security, tax levy, and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund: MPHA comments on the 2018 Minneapolis City Budget

As members of the Minneapolis City Council consider the proposed 2018 City of Minneapolis budget, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority submitted the following comments in writing. MPHA Executive Director Greg Russ delivered a condensed version in person to the council at the November 29, 2017 public hearing. At this time of greatly diminished federal support, [...]

By | 2017-12-01T16:23:06+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Security, tax levy, and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund: MPHA comments on the 2018 Minneapolis City Budget

Welcome MPHA Commissioner Faith Xiong

MPHA welcomes a new voice to our Board of Commissioners! Faith Xiong (here with MPHA Executive Director Greg Russ) is an Associate at Zan Associates working on transportation planning and construction communication and engagement within culturally diverse neighborhoods. Faith has lived in Minneapolis since the age of 10. She currently lives in the Jordan neighborhood [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:08:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Welcome MPHA Commissioner Faith Xiong
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