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Gov. Mark Dayton

Gov. Dayton Announces $80 Million in New Affordable Housing Investments

Joined by Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal and community leaders, Governor Mark Dayton today announced $80 million in funding to create and preserve 1,831 affordable housing units throughout the state. These investments will leverage private and local resources to support $300 million in total development costs and support more than 2,800 jobs. “This funding will stimulate [...]

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North Shore Housing Dialogue featured on WTIP radio

For full story and radio news coverage, visit the WTIP website. Housing forum at North House builds framework for action Mary Tingerthal is the Commissioner for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, an organization that strives for safe, decent and affordable housing across the state. During a forum held Monday, Sept. 19 at North House Folk School [...]


Report: Investors upgrade apartments, displace renters

Apartment sales in the seven-county metro increased 165 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to the report, which analyzed data from Marquette Advisors, CoStar and Finance & Commerce’s Twin Cities Apartment Sales Tracker. Many units – often in Class B or Class C buildings – are being refurbished, rebranded and leased for more than the [...]


Beacon Hill supportive housing community opens in Grand Rapids

The idea for the 48 new homes and supportive services for low-income individual and families, as well as formerly homeless and disabled individuals came out of the 18-month Housing Institute co-hosted by GMHF and the Minnesota Housing Partnership. Itasca County HRA worked closely with a close-knit group of project partners which included the Minnesota Department [...]


Hot market for buyers is driving loss of affordable rentals in Twin Cities

It seems not a week goes by lately without news about low-income tenants forced to move when their landlord sells their apartment building to investors. A new report offers numbers behind those anecdotes, illustrating a major shift in the local rental market. In “Sold Out,” released this week, the Minnesota Housing Partnership found that sales [...]


Join GMHF for a 20th anniversary reception

Join Greater Minnesota Housing Fund board and staff Thursday, October 27 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis as GMHF reflects on 20 years of great ideas and collaborative partnerships. All are welcome! GMHF wouldn't be here without the support of so many partners, funders, and friends of the organization like you. We hope you'll join us to help [...]

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Twin Cities Group Creates $25M Fund to Preserve Affordable Housing

After years of watching the Twin Cities' affordable housing market grow increasingly tight, a group of affordable housing advocates, nonprofits and private companies has decided to take the problem into its own hands. The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, a nonprofit affordable housing lender, is developing the nation's first regional pool of money to help buyers [...]

Hennepin County board

Hennepin County commits to preserving ‘naturally occurring’ affordable housing

Hennepin County became the first government in the region Tuesday to pitch in on a new effort to help preserve what is termed “naturally occurring” affordable housing in the metro area. The county’s $3 million will be combined with money from other sources, including foundations and banks, to build a $25 million fund led by [...]

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