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About Marin Devine

Marin Devine is a Communications Specialist at the Minneapolis Public 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 | 2019-05-24T12:27:51-06:00 May 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 | 2019-05-24T11:59:41-06:00 May 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 | 2019-05-09T12:19:09-06:00 May 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 | 2019-05-08T13:44:29-06:00 May 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 | 2019-03-18T13:45:40-06:00 March 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 | 2019-01-14T12:24:47-06:00 January 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 | 2018-12-17T10:04:42-06:00 December 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA takes over and revitalizes family townhomes in South Minneapolis

Minneapolis City Council passes landmark resolution supporting “investments in public housing and the people who live there.”

NEWS RELEASE: December 7, 2018 The Minneapolis City Council, with support from Mayor Jacob Frey, today unanimously passed a resolution “establishing guiding principles in support of investments in public housing and the people who live there.” The resolution was authored by Council Member Abdi Warsame (Ward 6) and Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8). [...]

By | 2018-12-07T14:24:34-06:00 December 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Minneapolis City Council passes landmark resolution supporting “investments in public housing and the people who live there.”

2018 investments by Minnesota Housing boost developments featuring MPHA project-based vouchers

Each fall, Minnesota Housing (the state housing finance agency) awards millions of dollars to create and preserve affordable housing. This year’s $87.5 million investment—a total of 1,700 units—includes several projects that utilize Minneapolis Public Housing Authority project-based vouchers (PBVs). PBVs are part of our Housing Choice Voucher program in which rental assistance is provided to specific affordable housing units (rather than directly to the tenant, [...]

By | 2018-12-03T15:12:28-06:00 December 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on 2018 investments by Minnesota Housing boost developments featuring MPHA project-based vouchers

As Veterans Day approaches, MPHA seeks landlords for nearly 100 homeless veterans

News release: November 8, 2018 MINNEAPOLIS – Through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) has been able to award rental housing vouchers to more than 300 military veterans in our community. Unfortunately, nearly one-third of these veterans remain homeless because they cannot find apartments or rental houses where [...]

By | 2018-11-08T16:38:37-06:00 November 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on As Veterans Day approaches, MPHA seeks landlords for nearly 100 homeless veterans
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