Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 7012
Total Units 12461
2.23.21 Members Making News
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Executive Director/CEO Abdi Warsame Spotlighted in Star Tribune
From the Star Tribune: For Abdi Warsame, trust is everything. It's a sentiment the former City Council member thinks about often as he navigates his first year in his "dream job" leading the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. For months, he's worked through Zoom video calls...
3.5.20 Members Making News
Why Minneapolis’ housing authority is selling 717 homes to itself (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority)
From the Minnesota Reformer: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will sell 717 of its housing units to a non-profit organization it created and runs called Community Housing Resources — one of the largest transactions of its kind in the country. MPHA’s Board of Commissioners approved the...
2.6.20 Members Making News, Innovations
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Track to Become First Ever Regional MTW Partnership
HUD has provided a path forward for a first-in-the-nation partnership between Minnesota’s largest public housing authorities: the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA). HUD stated that they are supportive in concept...
2.5.20 Members Making News
From Finance & Commerce: A pair of low-income housing apartment buildings in Minneapolis will get a $26 million refresh thanks to a funding source being used for the first time by a Minnesota public housing agency. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will receive the funding from...
12.18.19 In The News
Following the devastating November fire at the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s (MPHA) Cedar High apartments, Minneapolis’s Star Tribune reported on the chronic federal underfunding of public housing that contributes to the massive, nationwide capital needs backlog at public housing...
11.22.19 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced $99 million in new Mainstream Voucher awards to 285 PHAs including 26 CLPHA members, who received $25.9 million and a combined 2,462 vouchers. CLPHA advocated for larger award amounts in the second competition and we are pleased to see there have been increased allocations of up...
9.12.19 Members Making News
Minneapolis program aims to address student housing insecurity (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority & Tacoma Housing Authority)
From Education Dive: The Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative — launched in May to help Minneapolis Public Schools students and their families pay rent and maintain consistent housing while also offering wraparound services — already has 125 families with 396 children...
8.8.19 Members Making News
“Our mission is quality, well-maintained homes for people of limited means, and we are doing everything we can to make sure folks know that we're not wavering from that mission,” said Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Interim Executive Director/CEO Tracey Scott in an interview with MPR,...
7.11.19 Members Making News
Minneapolis opens new public housing for the first time since 2010 (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority)
From FOX 9: More than a dozen families who have recently experienced homelessness now have a new place to call home. Tuesday, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority celebrated the grand opening of Minnehaha Townhomes. The 16 units are the first public housing the city has built since...
3.29.19 Members Making News
In Minneapolis, a bold plan to help homeless schoolchildren takes shape (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority)
From the Star Tribune: Minneapolis is launching its most aggressive effort yet to help homeless students succeed in school at a time when homelessness in Minnesota is at a record high. The new Stable Homes, Stable Schools pilot program, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation,...
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