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About Jeff Horwich

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

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

A look at “The Future of Public Housing”…from HUD

At this month's conference of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA), a panel from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shared HUD's clearest statement yet on the pathways they see housing authorities using to preserve the homes we provide--and the urgency of taking action. The headline is on slide two: [...]

By |2018-09-14T13:57:10-06:00September 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on A look at “The Future of Public Housing”…from HUD

Community Artists: Help bring our vision for the future of public housing to life!

Public housing is home to more than 10,000 low-income people in Minneapolis. It is essential to the fabric of our neighborhoods. As the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) embarks on a long-term journey to preserve and renew our public housing, we seek artists who can distill this uplifting vision into powerful works of art for [...]

By |2018-09-12T10:58:10-06:00September 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Community Artists: Help bring our vision for the future of public housing to life!

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 |2018-05-30T13:22:25-06:00May 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 |2018-07-05T08:57:08-06:00May 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 |2018-05-11T10:37:50-06:00May 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 |2018-05-30T13:24:20-06:00May 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 |2018-10-10T09:11:01-06:00March 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 |2018-01-23T12:37:09-06:00January 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 |2018-06-14T11:03:09-06:00December 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on MPHA teams up to support 57 Minneapolis families facing sudden displacement