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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

Otto Bremer Trust and MPHA announce $600,000 investment to create and preserve public housing

NEWS RELEASE: November 1, 2018 As part of their commitment to seeking unique solutions to the region’s challenges, the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has awarded a $100,000 grant and a $500,000 low-interest loan to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) to help create and preserve public housing in the city. The loan from OBT will [...]

By | 2018-11-01T11:31:17-06:00 November 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Otto Bremer Trust and MPHA announce $600,000 investment to create and preserve public housing

MPHA delegation heads to Cambridge to learn about public housing preservation

MPHA residents, staff, board members, and a Minneapolis City Council member have returned from a two-day fact-finding trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts. MPHA and CHA resident leaders meet in Cambridge Our hosts at The Cambridge Housing Authority have been early and comprehensive adopters of tools to convert and stabilize the federal [...]

By | 2018-11-08T13:47:26-06:00 October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on MPHA delegation heads to Cambridge to learn about public housing preservation

Energy efficiency upgrades for several properties near completion

By the end of this month, MPHA will have replaced 636 appliances in three properties through a partnership with Franklin Energy (applying funding from Xcel Energy) to provide better reliability and comfort for residents. The more energy efficient air conditioners and refrigerators mean a chance to reinvest profits from energy conservation to achieve further efficiency improvements in [...]

By | 2018-10-12T13:30:40-06:00 October 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Energy efficiency upgrades for several properties near completion

MHRC Annual Highrise Celebration highlights resident accomplishments and features mayoral keynote

Last month’s Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council (MHRC) Annual Highrise Celebration was an incredible event honoring all the MHRC does for the 5,000+ residents in MPHA's 42 highrises. With a theme of “Looking Ahead, Building on Success—Working for the Good of All,” the September 27 event included honoring milestone achievements of the last year, dancing, delicious food, inspiring words (and moves) from [...]

By | 2018-10-18T07:52:26-06:00 September 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MHRC Annual Highrise Celebration highlights resident accomplishments and features mayoral keynote
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