MPHA owns and manages apartments and homes. Most families receiving assistance from MPHA earn less than 30 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), approximately $28,300 for a family of four in 2018. Families contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward their rent. While most of our homes are in high-rise buildings, MPHA also owns and operates single-family/duplex/fourplex homes throughout the city, two townhome developments, and places from its waitlist at certain third-party developments. An MPHA partner provides assisted-living and memory care at two facilities.
Under MPHA’s tenant-based voucher program, eligible families receive a voucher that pays a portion of their rent in a privately-owned apartment or home. Families contribute approximately 30 percent of their income toward rent and utilities; MPHA pays the rest. Families can use the voucher within Minneapolis or outside the city. Other vouchers are project-based, in which MPHA contracts with property owners to attach a voucher to specific units and assure those units provide deeply affordable housing. MPHA administers over 5,000 vouchers, including special vouchers for veterans and persons with disabilities.