- Allina Health Commits to Anchor Institution Strategy in South Minneapolis
Allina Health is joining local and national movements as an anchor institution deepening its commitment to making new investments addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) including affordable housing. Through campus renovation with a new surgical and critical care services building this Healthcare and Housing member organization is showing the power of community impact investment.
In November, ...
- Housing & Health Equity Fellows continue their work in a new way
GMHF recently completed its year-long engagement with the inaugural Housing & Health Equity Fellows Program cohort. 30 fellows from six of the largest healthcare systems in Minnesota (Allina, Blue Cross MN, CentraCare, Essentia, Children’s Minnesota, and M Health Fairview).
To commemorate the occasion a special dinner was held at McKnight Foundation. Executive leadership from each organization ...
- GMHF 2022 Annual Report Published
GMHF 2022 Annual Report Published
- GMHF names Andrea Brennan as president and CEO
Minneapolis, MN – Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) Board of Directors named Andrea Brennan, the current City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development director with more than 20 years of experience, as the organization’s next president and CEO. GMHF is a mission-driven community development financial institution that raises low-cost, high-impact affordable housing investment capital ...
- June 12 – Northeast Minnesota Regional Housing Forum
Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives; Breakout Sessions on Important Regional Topics; Policy, Advocacy, and Legislative Updates; Funder Updates and Initiatives; and Networking with Peers and Partners to Share Successes and Needs.
- June 1 – Northwest Minnesota Regional Housing Forum
Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives — Including: How Marvin Windows is Expanding Workforce Housing Supply in Warroad; Community Land Trust (CLT) Advancements Promoting Affordable Housing Development; Lessons Learned Through Three Phases of Development — Conifer Campus; Exemplary and Replicable Single-Family and Multifamily Housing Models; Master Planning 30 Acre Affordable, Low-Income, and Homeless Housing
- June 20: Building Healthy Places as a Healthcare Housing Catalyst
Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN) is a national organization working in and collecting stories from rural areas and cities across the country. BHPN works to build healthier communities through local housing & community development partnerships (one resource: The Playbook). As co-hosts of this event BHPN will bring some of those stories to us, providing notable examples of ...
- May 31 – Southwest Minnesota Regional Housing Forum
Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives — Including: What Cities Can do to Attract Housing Developers; Community and Developer Benefits of City/County Housing Studies; Innovative Housing and Employer Assisted Housing Development Solutions; Rich Legacy of Affordable Housing Initiatives and Emerging Industry Trends
- In Search of Respite Care and Sustainable Models
M Health Fairview and Our Saviour’s Community Services (OSCS) provide respite care for homeless individuals. Respite care delivers critical follow-up aid and emergency shelter for people who would otherwise be unsheltered after a hospital stay. Significant increases in unsheltered homeless populations, due to the COVID pandemic and Minnesota’s affordable housing availability crisis , has hospitals ...
- GMHF Announces Inaugural Health Fellows Cohort
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s (GMHF’s) Housing & Health Equity Initiative is excited to announce the inaugural class of fellows for its Minnesota Healthcare Learning Cohort. Six of the top ten health systems in Minnesota will participate in the fellows’ program, each sending a team of professionals to advance their organizations’ social determinants of health investment ...
- 2023 Emerging Developers Expo – Held April 7, 2023
Emerging Developer Resource Expo
This Resource Expo is for Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) real estate investors and developers. Many local organizations, non-profits, private sector and government agencies, will have a table to feature their resources for BIPOC real estate investors and developers.
An aim of the Expo is to disrupt systemic racial barriers to ...
- GMHF President, CEO and Founder to Retire After 27 Years
Minneapolis, MN – Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) President, CEO and Founder Warren Hanson today announced his retirement from the nonprofit community development financial institution that he founded in 1996.
For the last 27 years, Hanson has led GMHF and worked closely with state and local governments, philanthropic organizations, institutional investors, and community leaders to assemble ...
- GMHF’s Emerging Developer of Color Program Celebrates First Year
In November of 2021, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund launched a program to address the underrepresentation of BIPOC investors and developers within the affordable housing industry.
The overarching goal of the Emerging Developer of Color Program is to disrupt the systemic racial barriers to financing for real estate investment and development.
Through this program GMHF promotes:
Increased racial ...
- Feb. 2 — GMHF Hosted Building Enduring Healthcare Partnerships
Register today! Experience, Practice, and Tools for Success
- Jan. 12 — GMHF Hosted Southeast Minnesota Regional Housing Forum
Join GMHF and partners for the Annual Southeast Minnesota Regional Housing Forum – Virtually Via Zoom.
Registration, topics, speakers and agenda will be provided on the event webpage. Read more.
- Press Release: GMHF Launches New Housing & Health Equity Fellows Program
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s (GMHF’s) Housing & Health Equity Initiative (H&HE) today announced the launch of a Minnesota Healthcare Fellows Program starting in 2023. The application invitation to join this Minnesota Healthcare Learning Cohort
- GMHF Launches Minnesota Housing & Health Equity Fellows Program
Advancing Investment in Housing & Health Equity —
Healthcare institutions interested in investing upstream in social determinants of health can identify and nominate a small team of cross-departmental staff from their own organizations to participate in the program.
- Workforce Housing for our Health Workers
Highlights from the report included:
Healthcare jobs vacancy rate went from 6% to 21% over the last year.
Staff turnover rate, for those employed less than 5 years, is 25%.
Many more healthcare workers are choosing to work part-time. Over-all, more than 44% of hospital workers are employed less than full-time up from 37% in 2016.
I have spent ...
- An Anchor Institution’s Big and Bold Investment
This investment will broaden healthcare access and represents an incredible commitment to Duluth and surrounding communities.
Essentia is expanding its role as a committed community anchor institution. Their recently completed land use study is a starting point for community engagement and leveraging investments to build a healthier community.
An Anchor Institution Strategy is a broad term ...
- Dec. 1 – GMHF Hosted Central Minnesota Regional Housing Forum.
Join GMHF and partners for the 2022 Central Minnesota Regional Housing Forum – Virtually Via Zoom.
Registration, topics, speakers and agenda have been announced. Read more.