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About Jeff Horwich

Jeff Horwich is the Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

MPHA Welcomes Jennifer Keogh as Deputy Executive Director

  Jennifer Keogh will join the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority on April 20, 2020 as Deputy Executive Director. Keogh brings more than 20 years of housing industry experience across the non-profit, private, and public sector. She is currently the Manager of the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA), where she has overseen the [...]

By |2020-04-10T10:30:59-06:00April 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on MPHA Welcomes Jennifer Keogh as Deputy Executive Director

Resources and Guidance for MPHA Households Affected by the Coronavirus

☎️ UPDATE 5/29: Volunteers of America-Minnesota has established a hotline for public housing residents in need of urgent weekend assistance with food or other social services because of social disturbance (loss of local shopping, etc.) and/or the coronavirus pandemic. Call 612-821-2189. Calls will be returned between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. over the weekend. MPHA [...]

By |2020-06-02T15:24:13-06:00March 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Resources and Guidance for MPHA Households Affected by the Coronavirus

Coronavirus / COVID-19: MPHA Actions and Updates

MPHA is updating this post as the situation develops. MPHA has added a separate post of Resources and Facts for Families Affected by the Coronavirus As the COVID-19 risk evolves in Minnesota, MPHA is implementing appropriate and well-informed protections for MPHA staff and the families we serve. In our actions, we are following guidance from [...]

By |2020-05-19T10:41:49-06:00March 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Coronavirus / COVID-19: MPHA Actions and Updates

Minneapolis and Met Council to form nation’s first Regional Moving to Work Agency

Housing authorities will combine resources and regulatory flexibility to increase housing choice for low-income renters across the metro. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved a first-in-the-nation partnership between Minnesota’s largest public housing authorities: the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA). In forming [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:24:00-06:00January 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Minneapolis and Met Council to form nation’s first Regional Moving to Work Agency

ATTENTION students! Apply to be a Step Up Intern for Summer 2020 with MPHA

Attention Students! Apply to be a Step Up Intern for Summer 2020 with MPHA The Step Up application period for 2020 is now OPEN!  Internship applications are due February 10. Apply at www.stepupmpls.org MPHA loves the Step Up interns who join us every summer! We’re a proud 2018 Step Up Employer of the Year, and [...]

By |2020-01-23T17:41:54-06:00January 9th, 2020|News|Comments Off on ATTENTION students! Apply to be a Step Up Intern for Summer 2020 with MPHA

A Letter of Thanks to the Community

Three weeks have passed since a tragic, unprecedented fire at one of the housing authority’s buildings. In that time, MPHA staff and residents have joined the families and community in grieving the friends we lost and absorbing the shock of this event. We wish to express our deepest thanks to a community who stepped forward [...]

By |2019-12-19T11:37:41-06:00December 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on A Letter of Thanks to the Community

MPHA Statement on Today’s Fire at 630 Cedar Avenue

This has been a shocking and sad day for MPHA, with a high-rise fire that has taken five lives. MPHA is thankful to all of the community members who offered support, food, counseling, and other resources on this difficult day. We can report at day's end that MPHA has provided immediate housing for any families [...]

By |2019-11-27T17:23:32-06:00November 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on MPHA Statement on Today’s Fire at 630 Cedar Avenue

HUD awards MPHA $1.6 million in new vouchers for disabled familes

MPHA joined neighboring housing authorities, HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joe Galvan, and Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan to announce $5.4 million in new housing vouchers for disabled households in Minnesota. Thirty percent of the award ($1.6M) is for MPHA, which received the ninth-highest award out of 325 across the country. These new "Mainstream Vouchers" provide [...]

By |2019-11-22T17:36:57-06:00November 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on HUD awards MPHA $1.6 million in new vouchers for disabled familes

The power of project-based vouchers!

This month, MPHA officials joined city, state, and nonprofit partners at the grand opening of The Louis, 70 units of affordable family housing built by Aeon in Prospect Park. With MPHA’s $3 million, 20-year commitment of project-based vouchers (PBVs), 10 apartments at The Louis will serve families below 30 percent of area median income. PBVs [...]

By |2019-09-23T13:20:10-06:00September 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on The power of project-based vouchers!

More than 14,000 households apply for MPHA Section 8 HCV waiting list

Three largest housing agencies exceed 45,000 total applications When the state’s three largest housing authorities opened their waiting lists for applications earlier this month, they knew the demand would be high. For the Metropolitan Council's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) and Saint Paul Public Housing Agency, the lists hadn’t been opened for four years. For the Minneapolis [...]

By |2019-06-27T08:51:16-06:00June 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on More than 14,000 households apply for MPHA Section 8 HCV waiting list