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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 |2020-01-09T12:06:15-06:00January 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

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