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Off the floor and into dignified digs – Higher Ground St Paul delivers

GMHF staff had the opportunity to tour one of the latest achievements in affordable housing and serving homeless individuals: Higher Ground Saint Paul, the new shelter and supportive housing development in downtown Saint Paul developed by Catholic Charities, under the leadership of Tim Marx, CEO. Higher Ground is an incredibly inspiring development in its scale [...]

GMHF releases Olmsted County Housing Framework

The 2016-2020 Housing Framework is the result of a multi-year, community-based planning process jointly led by Olmsted County and Rochester Area Foundation. These and other community partners are already taking steps to address the area's affordable housing shortage. The 2016-2020 Housing Framework presents "high," "medium," and "low" goal options for accelerating affordable housing production in [...]

New Realities for Minnesota’s Tax Exempt Bonding Authority for Housing

On March 2, 2017 the Family Housing Fund and Greater Minnesota Housing Fund hosted a forum with leaders of the affordable housing network. The forum covered the new realities that impact availability of federally authorized tax-exempt bonds in Minnesota. The discussion centered on a new proposal from Housing Advocates for Vitality and Equity Now (HAVEN) [...]

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Duluth’s Gateway Tower to receive $18.5M redo with MEF equity

They’re already planning to return in about a year to celebrate the end of a project so extensive it will replace virtually everything but the property’s concrete shell – and even that will be covered by a new contemporary metal skin. “We’re really happy to make an intervention to protect the building,” said Jeff Corey, [...]

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Student success starts with stable housing

Too many Minnesota students are struggling with homelessness. Housing instability keeps students from attending school consistently and diminishes their likelihood of achieving key measures like reading proficiency, a predictor of future success. With approximately 10,000 Minnesota children struggling with homelessness, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, state legislators, and education and child advocates highlighted the importance of [...]

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GMHF creates $25M fund to preserve unsubsidized 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 [...]

Low-income housing developers scramble for financing amid uncertainty about tax reform

Star Tribune reporter Emma Nelson reports that the election of Donald Trump has introduced great uncertainty as to the future of the critical low income housing tax credit program, a keystone in how affordable housing is financed today. Financing for low-income housing across Minnesota has dried up in recent months, leaving developers scrambling to fill gaps [...]

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Dayton announces $80M in affordable housing investments from MN Housing, GMHF & co-Funders

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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