Insights & Impact

Health & Housing Case Studies

Health and housing professionals have long understood the link between good health and access to safe and decent housing but, until more recently, it was rare to see sustained cross-sector collaboration and investment to address housing as a social determinant of health. Now, however, that is changing and a plethora of innovative cross-sector strategies have… Read more

Cloquet Middle School Apartments – Historic Rebuilding

Located about 20 miles south of Duluth Minnesota, Cloquet has a population of 12,000. Like elsewhere across the country, the community is challenged with urban pull and strives to maintain workers. Before inception of the project, the City of Cloquet had long identified a need for workforce housing. The vacant, 95-year old Cloquet Middle School… Read more

Lakeview Terrace, in Walker, MN Refinanced to ensure 10 years of affordability

The event ensures affordability of the property to low-income households for the next ten years! The property is located in the city of Walker, situated in a residential neighborhood about a mile south of the main street. Lakeview Terrace is an existing 18-unit project, owned and managed by DW Jones. Seventeen of the townhomes are… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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