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Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners Take Action to Address $3.9 Million Shortfall in Funding Due to Sequestration

Over the past two years, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) has experienced significant losses in revenue from both the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Minneapolis.  In response to these shortfalls, totaling $6.2 million in the last 18 months, MPHA has 1) eliminated a number of its housing programs, 2) significantly cut its security guard budget, 3) utilized reserves to help fund its operations, 4) reduced staffing by 24 Full Time Equivalents (FTEs), and 5) frozen the salaries of all remaining employees.  In addition, MPHA has frozen the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher tenant based waiting list and will be unable to house any of the over 10,000 eligible families on that waiting list through at least the end of 2013.

These losses have been compounded by the sequestration requirements of the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 which became effective when Congress passed a Full Year Continuing Resolution (CR) on March 29, 2013. On top of the cuts already anticipated and included in MPHA’s 2013 approved budget, the MPHA will experience an additional $3.9 million shortfall in funding due to sequestration.

Cora McCorvey, MPHA Executive Director/CEO stated, “MPHA cannot continue to meet its obligations with the current level of funding.  We are working with HUD, our national housing organizations and our congressional office holders to improve the agency’s federal funding.  We are also working with the City of Minneapolis to identify measures that will support the Agency’s efforts. We believe MPHA is the best vehicle for providing stable and affordable housing in Minneapolis. Download the Complete Press Release
Unique Public Housing Partnership will Help older Adults Thrive in North Minneapolis

Early in 2012, MPHA is opening Thomas T. Feeney Manor, an assisted living and memory care community for low-income adults (age 55 and over) and a comprehensive senior services health and wellness center.  This unique initiative, utilizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, brings together several distinguished partners:  Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Augustana Care, the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, the Courage Center, Neighborhood HealthSource, and the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council. Download the press release here For more information, please call Bob Boyd, MPHA Director of Policy & Special Initiatives at (612) 342-1437 or Mary Abrahamson, MPHA Information and Website Coordinator at (612) 342-1401.
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority – Hennepin County Collaborate on new United States Development (HUD) Grant Award for Family Unification Program Initiative

MPHA and Hennepin County have successfully competed for funding from HUD under its Family Unification Program (FUP). HUD will provide $858,000 out of fiscal year 2010 program funds to support 100 housing choice vouchers for families who are at risk of their children being put in ‘out-of-home’ placement or whose children may not be reunified with their families due to lack of affordable housing and for youth emancipating from foster care and at risk of homelessness.

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