Minneapolis is home to a very involved and active public housing population. MPHA’s most valued partnership is with residents and the various resident organizations throughout the city that represent them. Some of our resident organizations include:
For more information about resident organizations, please see below or call MPHA’s Resident Initiatives Department at 612-342-1449.
Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council (MHRC)
Laundry Project – Project Lookout – Resident Council/Participation Support:
MHRC provides supervisory direction, administration, and coordination to manage the laundry rooms in the 40 MPHA highrise buildings. MHRC also staffs and administers the Project Lookout volunteer crime watch patrol program with up to 250 volunteers annually patrolling 24 of MPHA’s highrises to help keep them safer for residents. MHRC also provides support and guidance to the 36 highrise resident councils throughout the city, and works with MPHA collaboratively through a variety of resident participation activities. MHRC’s offices are located at 1627 South 6th St. in the Cedars highrise development.
The MHRC’s full board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every other month at 9:30am at various highrise locations. For more information please call MHRC’s main office at (612) 342-1330.
Glendale Resident Council (GRC)
GRC is the resident council for the residents who live in MPHA’s Glendale family development in the Prospect Park neighborhood near the University of Minnesota in southeast Minneapolis. GRC’s office is located at 92 St. Mary’s Ave. S.E. and it operates a food shelf and Laundromat for residents along with other on-site activities in Glendale. GRC’s resident council meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in Glendale. For more information please call GRC’s main office at (612) 342-1950 or MPHA’s Resident Initiatives Office (612-342-1449).
Minneapolis Scattered Sites Resident Council (MSSRC)
The MSSRC Administrative office is located at 555 Girard Terrace. The MSSRC is a newly organized resident council representing residents living in MPHA’s scattered site housing (i.e. approximately 1,000 single family homes). The MSSRC provides advocacy and support to scattered site residents, communicating with residents regarding resident activities and MPHA program/policy changes; making resident referral to MPHA as well as various social service organizations. MSSRC council meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each Month at 6pm at UROC, 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN. For more information, please call, 612/342-1449.
Individual Highrise Building Councils
There are 37 individual building resident councils throughout MPHA’s highrise system. These councils meet monthly and have officers elected by the residents. Resident councils provide input to MPHA management, coordinate resident activities and events in their buildings, participate in their neighborhoods and work with other resident organizations on common interests and issues.
There are a number of established committees comprised of public housing residents that provide a strong advisory function to MPHA and public housing in Minneapolis. These include the Tenant Advisory Committee, Resident Advisory Board, City-wide Capital Improvements Committee, the Security Advisory Committee, the Maintenance and Modernization Committee and others. Their advice and input is valuable to MPHA’s ongoing success in its daily operations.