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MPHA’s Lease-to-Own Program

The Lease-to-Own Program Waiting List is currently OPEN

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s Moving to Work, Lease-to-Own Program is an initiative that permits qualifying families (1 to 4 person households) to rent a 2-bedroom new construction townhome with commitment to purchase within five years.

Minimum Criteria

To meet the Minimum Criteria the Pre-applicant Family must:

  • Have one to four family members for these 2-bedroom townhome units;
  • Be a first time homebuyer;
  • Have an income of $25,500/year;
  • Have reasonable credit;
  • Be currently employed and continuously employed at the firm or doing the same or similar work for the previous two year period. This requirement may be waived for an elderly or disabled applicant who has sufficient income to qualify for purchasing financing;
  • Be able to pay minimum rent and utilities in the amount of $869/month; and
  • Have the capacity to qualify for financing and to purchase the townhome within five years.

If you do not meet the minimum criteria for participation, your pre-application will not be accepted. MPHA may reject an incomplete or unsigned pre-application.

MPHA is accepting pre-applications for this initiative on a first come, first served basis. The waiting list will close once the Townhomes are filled but may be reopened if vacancies occur.
This pre-application process does not permit access to any other MPHA affordable housing program.

Click here for more information on how to apply

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MPHA Wins Five Prestigious NAHRO Awards of Merit

Cora McCorvey Accepts Five NAHRO Awards of Merit

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) has been chosen as a winner of five prestigious National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Awards of Merit for its community revitalization work and resident service initiatives. MPHA Executive Director/CEO, Cora McCorvey, traveled to Denver, Colorado on July 17, 2013 to receive the awards.

The Awards of Merit recognize outstanding achievement in housing and community development programs throughout the nation. MPHA won Awards of Merit for:

  • Heritage Park Senior Campus: The Heritage Park Senior Campus received two Awards of Merit: One for Resident and Client Service and the other for Project Design.  MPHA also was one of 20 NAHRO Award of Excellence winners in the ‘Design Category’ for Heritage Park Senior Campus.
    With the senior population continuing to grow at exponential rates, MPHA saw a need to provide affordable housing and services for seniors, particularly those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia as well are take action to enhance and enrich the lives of low income seniors. Thomas T. Feeney Manor is a 48-unit assisted living and memory care ‘green’ facility providing enhanced care services. Heritage Park Senior Services Center (HPSSC) is a state of the art health and wellness center offering physical therapy, clinic services, adult daycare, a fitness center, a therapy pool and residents organizational support for seniors. These two facilities are linked and with Heritage Commons at Pond’s Edge 102 unit senior housing with services development.
  • Cedars Improvement Project: The Cedars campus is an eight acre site with four existing high-rise apartment buildings. The complex provides affordable housing and community space for a diverse resident population. After decades of use, the site was in need of a comprehensive renovation. The project entailed a total redesign that integrated new lighting, landscaping, re-use of storm water runoff, and public art and furnishings to create a beautiful new campus where a thriving multi-cultural population could celebrate.
  • Horn Recycling Program: MPHA initiated the “Horn Recycling Program” at three of its high-rise facilities. Tenant participation was a critical challenge. A significant number of tenants had language and cultural barriers that impacted their ability to participate in recycling activities. Many tenants not only failed to recycle, but contaminated the process by disposing recyclable items in the regular trash.  MPHA adopted a three pronged approach: first, make the recycling program user-friendly, second, have a door-to-door approach in educating tenants, and third engage residents in picking up the recycling material.  Through this approach, MPHA recycled over five tons that otherwise would had been disposed as trash.
  • Foreclosure Stabilization PBV Program: MPHA and Minneapolis-based CDC, Project for Pride in Living, Inc., partnered to reverse the cycle of foreclosure and abandonment for six small multi-family rental buildings in low-income neighborhoods hard hit by the foreclosure crisis. Twenty-four rental units were acquired and renovated using federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding and other capital sources. Three units serve households earning 50% AMI or less and twenty-one are assisted through a MPHA Project-based HAP contract enabling households with even lower incomes to live in decent, safe, and affordable housing. This program was also awarded the 2013 North Central Regional Council (NCRC) – NAHRO Housing Achievement Award for this initiative in the ‘affordable housing’ category.

For additional information regarding these awards or about Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, please contact Bob Boyd, MPHA Director of Policy and Special Initiatives at 612 342-1437 – bboyd@mplspha.org or Mary Abrahamson, MPHA Information and Website Coordinator at (612) 342-1401 – mabrahamson@mplspha.org

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MPHA Opens Public Housing Family Waiting List for 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Units

MPHA opens its Public Housing Family Waiting List for 3, 4, 5 bedroom units the Third Wednesday of Each Month


The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is accepting applications for families that qualify for a three bedroom or larger unit on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 a.m. (CST) until 10:00 p.m. (CST) until further notice.  Waitlist Applications must be submitted online during this time period.  MPHA will not accept paper applications.  The link below will not take you to the application site until 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled Wednesday.

Click here for information on how to apply for the Public Housing Family Waiting List

MPHA will be taking applications for 3, 4, and 5 bedroom units the third Wednesday of each month until further notice.

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MPHA Opens Public Housing Family Waiting List for 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom units

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) will be accepting applications for families that qualify for a three bedroom or larger unit on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 a.m. (CST) until 10:00 p.m. (CST) until further notice.  Waitlist Applications must be submitted online during this time period.  MPHA will not accept paper applications.   The link below will not take you to the application site until 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled date.

Click Here to Apply

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HAY’ADDA GURYAHA EE DAWLADDU WAXAY FURAYSAA ARAAJIDA SUGITAANKA (WAITING-LIST) EE QOYSASKA EE 3, 4, IYO 5 QOL

Hay’adda Guryaha ee MPHA waxay qabanaysaa araajida qoysaska ee ka soo baxa shuruudaha looga bahan yahay ee saddexda qol ama ka badan.  Wuxuna furmayaa malinta Talaadada ee bisha Maarso 26, 2013 saacada 12:00 a.m. ilaa maalinta Sabtida bishuna tahay Maarso 30, 2013 saacada 11:59 p.m.   Araajida sugitaanka waxaa lagu soo gudbin doonaa ONLINE mudadaas uu furanyahay.  Hay’adda MPHA ma qaban doonto arji warqad lagu soo qoray ama lagu soo diray.

Dadka araajida soo buuxinayaa waa in ay ku buxiyaan ONLINE ayaga oo ka heli kara meeshatan

http://www.apply4housing.com/MPHA

Haddii aad rabto in aad Afsoomaali ku aragto tilmaan bixin marka arjiga la buuxinayo  –  riix halkan

Haddii aad rabto in aad Arjigan aragto qaytiisa Afka Soomaaliga ku qoran – riix halkan

Xusuusnaw in aad arjiga ku soo buuxiso ONLINE

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STEP-UP Summer 2015 Youth Application Now Available on-line

Please visit the City of Minneapolis’ STEP-UP webpage for more details:

STEP-UP Summer Jobs Program

The application can only be completed online.  It takes about 10-15 minutes and includes a short essay question.  STEP-UP is a summer job program for Minneapolis youth ages 14-21. Youth must complete a competitive application process and work readiness training to be considered for a position with the STEP-UP program. Youth ages 14-21 are offered a paid internship experience and matched with positions at local businesses.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Dickinson at (612) 673-5041.

 

 

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Security Audit Report by Honeywell International

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s Security Audit Report by Honeywell International is now available for public view.

Click here for a list of Security Audit Report Documents available for download

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Thomas T. Feeney Manor

Thomas T. Feeney ManorA first-in-the-nation assisted living/memory care public housing development.

Thomas T. Feeney Manor is a four-story 48 one-bedroom unit development specifically designed for seniors needing enhanced assisted living or memory care assistance.

Thomas T. Feeney Manor is located in Heritage Park in Near north Minneapolis and is part of a newly developed senior campus that includes Heritage Park Senior Services Center and MPHA’s 102-unit senior housing development, Heritage Commons at Pond’s Edge.

Thomas T. Feeney Manor incorporates ‘green’ technologies with building designs that respond to the unique needs of this vulnerable population.

MPHA and its partners have designed and built a benchmark ‘green’ building that demonstrates energy savings, creates a healthy environment, utilizes renewable energy resources, such as solar and geothermal, and enhances the local ecosystems through innovative storm water management systems.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more or scheduling a tour of Thomas T. Feeney Manor please contact one of the following:

Katie Stadther at 612-843-0090 or kstadther@augustanacare.org

Marci Holley at 612-342-1413 or mholley-bartlett@mplspha.org

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MPHA 20th Anniversary Publication

MPHA Twenty Years of Firsts PublicationIn celebration of its 20th Anniversary as an independent agency, MPHA has created a book which includes historical information about public housing in Minneapolis and showcases many of the agency’s most significant accomplishments for each of those twenty years.

Download MPHA’s 20th Anniversary Book (pdf)

 

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Heritage Park Senior Services Center

Heritage Park Senior Services CenterMPHA has completed construction of its new state-of-the-art Senior Services Center in Heritage Park, North Minneapolis.  The center is a fully accessible senior health and wellness center with underground parking on existing MPHA property adjacent to its 102-unit Heritage Commons at Pond”s Edge senior development in Heritage Park.

The Center houses a health clinic, adult daycare program, fitness programs, a therapy pool as well as provides office and program space for various social services providers.  The senior center has a large multipurpose gathering space to engage seniors in a variety of social, educational and recreational activities.

MPHA has developed partnerships with local organizations in healthcare, fitness and elderly services including Neighborhood HealthSource Inc., YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, Augustana Care corporation, Courage Center and the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council.

Heritage Park Senior Campus from Christian Jensen on Vimeo.

The Senior Center serves the over 400 elderly public housing residents who live in North Minneapolis as well as other low-income seniors in the community.  It helps to anchor future development in the Heritage Park Community and provides a valuable and important resource as residents of the community grow older and need additional supports.

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