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Churches United in Ministry Leads Hotel to Housing Conversion

The Duluth Inn was a Class-C motel in downtown Duluth. Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) was previously leasing half of the rooms to provide a safe isolated environment for homeless senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, CHUM is acquiring the property to convert it to permanent supportive housing for people formerly experiencing homelessness. Plans [...]

The Southwest Minnesota Regional Housing Forum

We wanted to give a big thank you to those who helped to create a successful and thought provoking Regional Affordable Housing Forum in the Southwest Region of Minnesota. The Southwest Regional Affordable Housing Forum was joined by nearly 150 partners where we virtually connected for education, discussion, and networking. The day included: 1. Setting [...]

Low-subsidy workforce housing case study released

Amid a housing market filled with supply challenges and rising costs, it is more important than ever to design new affordable housing models. To that end, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund has released the Technology Park Apartments affordable housing case study to document one practical and replicable strategy. Built in partnership with Real Estate Equities and [...]

Jeremiah Program completes 40 new affordable homes for single mothers with children in Rochester

Jeremiah Program came to Rochester in 2016 at the invitation of a cross-section of community leaders, and in the fall of 2020, they opened the  doors to the Rochester/Southeast MN Jeremiah campus, which includes 40 affordable homes for single mothers and their children. The campus includes on-site childcare provided by Families First of Minnesota, as well as [...]

Housing Inequity By The Numbers

Housing affordability for people of modest means has gone from bad to worse. Here are 12 talking points that let the statistics tell the story. For households making 30% of area median income, the U.S. only has 37 available and affordable homes per 100 households. At 50% of area median income, there are 60 available [...]

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Awarded $7 Million to Advance Equity through Housing as Part of MacKenzie Scott’s Commitment to Social Justice

Saint Paul, MN (December 15, 2020) Greater Minnesota Housing Fund has received an unexpected donor gift of $7 million from MacKenzie Scott, an individual philanthropist committed to giving away at least half of her wealth in her lifetime to advance social justice. Warren Hanson, President, and CEO of Greater Minnesota Housing Fund said “MacKenzie Scott’s [...]

The Southeast Minnesota Regional Housing Forum

We wanted to give a big thank you to those who helped to create a successful and thought provoking Regional Affordable Housing Forum in the Southeast Region of Minnesota. The Southeast Regional Affordable Housing Forum was joined by nearly 200 partners where we virtually connected for education, discussion, and networking. Opening Remarks were provided by Commissioner [...]

Minnesota Housing Partners Work to Preserve Affordability of Rural Homes in Central Minnesota

Rural Development Property will be Preserved in Hackensack, Minnesota Rural, affordable homes are saved this month as Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s board approved a loan to preserve a 19-unit Rural Development property in Hackensack, Minnesota. D.W. Jones will continue ownership and management of the property, and Voronyak Builders will serve as contractor. Birch Lake Apartments, [...]

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