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About Jeff Horwich

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

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

MPHA Executive Director Russ to lead New York City Housing Authority

June 19, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his appointment of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Executive Director/CEO Greg Russ as the next Chair and CEO of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Russ expects to leave his position with MPHA on August 2. Russ joined MPHA in [...]

By |2019-06-19T08:22:42-06:00June 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on MPHA Executive Director Russ to lead New York City Housing Authority

MPHA board welcomes two new faces, bids farewell to long-serving chair & commissioner

At the recent Board of Commissioners meeting, MPHA welcomed a new chair and new commissioner to its governing board and thanked departing members for their years of service to the agency. The new commissioners were appointed by the mayor and City Council to join the nine-member board. Sharmarke Issa will serve as the board chair [...]

By |2019-05-24T12:27:51-06:00May 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on MPHA board welcomes two new faces, bids farewell to long-serving chair & commissioner

Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative providing housing to Minneapolis families

With families of 150 Minneapolis Public Schools elementary students already enrolled, the program is overperforming early estimates NEWS RELEASE: May 23, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS — Today local leaders and partners marked the successful launch of the Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative—a pioneering program to provide stable housing to Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) families at risk [...]

By |2019-05-24T11:59:41-06:00May 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative providing housing to Minneapolis families

Public housing residents unite for housing at State Capitol rally

Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council (MHRC) members and staff, along with MPHA staff, joined many others at the State Capitol on May 6 for the Homes for All Rally to make a big push for state bonding for public and other affordable housing. Advocates gathered to ask Minnesota state legislators to make essential [...]

By |2019-05-09T12:19:09-06:00May 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Public housing residents unite for housing at State Capitol rally

MPHA pilots proactive maintenance initiative utilizing data analytics

What if it were possible to address maintenance calls before they happen? That’s the idea behind the new Quality Maintenance Program (QMP) underway at two Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) properties.   QMP uses a proactive approach that other large institutions, such as hospitals and universities, have adopted to identify common maintenance issues and stop [...]

By |2019-05-08T13:44:29-06:00May 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on MPHA pilots proactive maintenance initiative utilizing data analytics

Families begin moving into the first new public housing in Minneapolis since 2010

NEWS RELEASE: March 12, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) has opened the city’s first new public housing since 2010 to 16 area families experiencing homelessness. The Minnehaha Townhomes are owned and managed by MPHA and families come as referrals from the Hennepin County shelter system. Families began moving in at the beginning of March and MPHA anticipates full occupancy by the end of the month. The four [...]

By |2019-03-18T13:45:40-06:00March 12th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Families begin moving into the first new public housing in Minneapolis since 2010

ATTENTION students! Apply to be a Step Up intern for Summer 2019 with MPHA

The Step Up application period for 2019 is now OPEN! Apply by February 10. Every summer, Step Up connects Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 with over 200 top local employers—including MPHA—for a paid internship that includes: Valuable job experience Building professional skills Expanding their network of support Exploring career interests Earning a paycheck Step Up places Minneapolis [...]

By |2019-01-14T12:24:47-06:00January 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on ATTENTION students! Apply to be a Step Up intern for Summer 2019 with MPHA

MPHA takes over and revitalizes family townhomes in South Minneapolis

In recent months, families who have lived for years in six townhomes at 35th and Bloomington have been returning to a completely renovated and updated building.   The six-unit multi-family property had been in disrepair before the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority took possession from the prior owner in September 2017. Within a couple of months, MPHA helped three families move into other public housing that was more suitable for their needs; two [...]

By |2018-12-17T10:04:42-06:00December 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA takes over and revitalizes family townhomes in South Minneapolis