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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

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 | 2018-05-30T13:22:25-06:00 May 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on A groundbreaking for Minnehaha Townhomes!

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 | 2018-05-11T10:37:50-06:00 May 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Local leaders join MPHA to roll out major security investments for The Cedars

Best way to honor Glendale’s legacy? Preserve its future for families.

On December 1, 2017, MPHA submitted the following letter to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission in response to a suggested nomination for our Glendale Townhomes property. MPHA does not endorse or authorize such a measure. To the Planning Manager and Members of the Commission: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) owns and manages Glendale Townhomes, [...]

By | 2017-12-04T16:49:52-06:00 December 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Best way to honor Glendale’s legacy? Preserve its future for families.

Watch MPHA’s “Pathways to Preservation” (narrated in English & Somali)

This narrated slideshow provides an introduction -- for public housing residents and the general public -- to MPHA's challenges, our opportunities, and our ultimate goal of preserving our public housing across the city. The presentation also covers the protections all public housing residents will have during this process. "Pathways to Preservation" (English) [...]

By | 2018-03-05T11:31:49-06:00 October 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Watch MPHA’s “Pathways to Preservation” (narrated in English & Somali)

$1 million grant from McKnight helps kick-start investment in public housing across Minneapolis

The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has awarded $1 million to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to preserve and repair the city's aging public housing. Together with a $1 million investment from MPHA's own reserves, the grant will create a $2 million "Working Capital Fund." This fund will launch a long-term effort to assure MPHA's 6,000 apartments, [...]

By | 2017-09-27T14:59:17-06:00 September 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on $1 million grant from McKnight helps kick-start investment in public housing across Minneapolis

Five things every MPHA public housing resident should know

In recent months, MPHA has begun talking more about the need and the possibilities for reinvesting in our public housing. We have deep needs to rehab, remodel, and redevelop our homes for public housing residents (totaling about $130 million in 2017) that far outstrip the funding we get from Congress (around $10 million a year). [...]

By | 2019-04-08T14:47:28-06:00 August 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Five things every MPHA public housing resident should know

MPHA secures conditional funding to construct new “Minnehaha Townhomes” for homeless families

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is pleased to announce $1.57 million dollars in proposed funding from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) to enable the construction of Minnehaha Townhomes. The 16-unit townhome development will provide permanent housing for families exiting Hennepin County homeless shelters. The MHFA contribution would be by far the largest [...]

By | 2018-02-01T16:43:42-06:00 October 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MPHA secures conditional funding to construct new “Minnehaha Townhomes” for homeless families
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