Creating Green Housing

Minnesota Housing Announces $87.5M for Affordable Housing

Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal joined community leaders today to announce funding to create and preserve more than 1,700 affordable homes throughout the state, including rental units and single family houses. The announcement outlined funding for 55 developments that support more than 3,600 jobs and will leverage additional private and local resources for more than… Read more

Bright Power

Study: Multifamily Full Service Benchmarking Can Lead to Energy and Water Savings

New York City-based energy management provider, Bright Power, released the findings from a 2-year pilot program, EnergyScoreCards Minnesota, to test the feasibility and impact of energy and water benchmarking in over 550 multifamily buildings across the state. The findings show that not only is statewide benchmarking feasible, the act of benchmarking can lead to significant… Read more


A Model Partnership

The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF), based in St. Paul, supports efforts that provide affordable housing options for families and individuals throughout the state. This includes young people just getting started in life and parents working to support their children, along with new immigrants, multigenerational households and the formerly homeless. Founded in 1996 through a… Read more

Building Better Neighborhoods

The goal of Building Better Neighborhoods is to foster the creation of safe, decent and affordable housing within cohesive, well-planned and economically balanced neighborhoods. But developing such neighborhoods and creating more livable communities takes extra attention and thoughtful planning. Building Better Neighborhoods provides many important tools to help guide the creation of affordable housing, better… Read more

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