Agency Overview

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is to promote and deliver quality, well-managed homes to a diverse low income population and, with partners, contribute to the well-being of the individuals, families and community we serve.”
public housing units
public housing residents
people in Minneapolis served by MPHA
housing choice vouchers
people with housing choice vouchers

Public Housing

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.

Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)

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.