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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Abrahamson, MPHA Information and Website Coordinator at (612) 342-1401 – email@example.com
MPHA will open its 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 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.
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.
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
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
Please visit the City of Minneapolis’ STEP-UP webpage for more details:
STEP-UP Summer Jobs Program
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.
For other questions about STEP-UP refer to Frequently Asked Questions or contact Tammy Dickinson at (612) 673-5041.
How to Apply
- Applications are accepted online only.
- Click here to Apply for the 2014 STEP-UP program
- Or click here to find assistance and/or computer access.
- Information you will need when applying:
- Your family’s household income for the last 6 months.
- If your family receives any public assistance, and what type.
- Your school student ID number.
- A valid e-mail address.
The deadline to apply is February 21, 2014.
Online STEP-UP application
Download the STEP-UP flyer
Click on the following link to view MPHA’s Strategic Plan 2012 Implementation Report
MPHA 2012 Strategic Plan Implementation Report
MPHA presents the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Competitive Capital Funds Grants Closeout Report to the Board of Commissioners.
Download the presentation
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
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.
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
MPHA has developed its Draft FY2014 Annual Moving To Work Plan in compliance with HUD’s Amended and Restated Moving To Work Agreement.
A public hearing regarding the Draft Planwill be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Heritage Park Senior Services Center, 1015 Fourth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN at 1:30 p.m. in the Great Room. Comments on the MTW Plan and supporting documents will be accepted until September 3, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. You may mail your comments to: Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Attn: Mary Abrahamson, 1001 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Draft FY2014 Annual MTW Plan
Download FY 2014 DRAFT Public Housing Statement of Policies
Download FY 2014 Summary of Draft Changes to Public Housing Statement of Policies
Download FY 2014 DRAFT Section 8/HCV Administrative Plan