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 a deep rent subsidy for 600 more Minnesota families who face some of the steepest housing challenges. It brings MPHA’s total number of Mainstream Vouchers to more than 450. MPHA looks forward to working with housing partners in the community to project-base many of these vouchers into new or existing developments, using the power of our contribution to support the creation of even more affordable housing.
At the press conference announcing the award, MPHA’s Director of Housing Choice Vouchers and Human Services, Kyle Hanson, put out a call to property owners to step forward with homes for these deserving Minnesota families.