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  • Virtual Event: Activating Healthcare Assets for Housing & Health Equity — June 7Virtual Event: Activating Healthcare Assets for Housing & Health Equity — June 7
    This virtual event — hosted via Zoom. On June 7, 2022 — will bring together a panel of healthcare leaders to discuss how recent challenges are impacting our work related to social determinants of health. The Center for Community Investment, GMHF’s national partner, and a panel of Minnesota based healthcare institutions will share how they are ...
  • Property donations from healthcare organizations lead to housing and improved health outcomesProperty donations from healthcare organizations lead to housing and improved health outcomes
    This property will provide much needed affordable housing for seventy-two veterans. A community of practitioners will provide residents with health support services. Sanford Health’s 2012 strategic land donation was the catalyst for the placement of the Bemidji Veterans Home, which has led to additional new investments and jobs – anticipated to continue flowing into the community ...
  • Growing Connections and Collaborations Between Housing and HealthGrowing Connections and Collaborations Between Housing and Health
    By Bukata Hayes, VP of Racial and Health Equity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Linking Housing and Health Equity with Community Health Workers Most of a person’s health is determined outside of a doctor’s office. 20% of health is influenced by clinical care and genetics. The remaining 80% is the result of a person’s physical ...
  • Churches United in Ministry Leads Hotel to Housing ConversionChurches 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 include ...
  • Housing Inequity By The NumbersHousing 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 and ...
  • The Southeast Minnesota Regional Housing ForumThe 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 Jennifer ...
  • The Southwest Minnesota Regional Housing ForumThe 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 the Stage: ...
  • Jeremiah Program completes 40 new affordable homes for single mothers with children in RochesterJeremiah 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 staff ...
  • Cloquet Middle School Apartments – Historic RebuildingCloquet 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 was ...
  • Lakeview Terrace, in Walker, MN Refinanced to ensure 10 years of affordabilityLakeview 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 ...
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Awarded $7 Million to Advance Equity through Housing as Part of MacKenzie Scott’s Commitment to Social JusticeGreater 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 gift ...
  • Minnesota Housing Partners Work to Preserve Affordability of Rural Homes in Central MinnesotaMinnesota 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, in ...
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  • Impacts of COVID-19 on Rental Properties in MinnesotaImpacts of COVID-19 on Rental Properties in Minnesota
    During the Covid-19 pandemic, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is surveying owners and managers of approximately 30,000 rental housing units in rural and urban parts of the state monthly to determine tenant inability pay rent due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Data collected is focused primarily on providers of affordable housing, but data for all rental ...
  • Minnesota Health & Housing SummitMinnesota Health & Housing Summit
    The Minnesota Health & Housing Summit brought together over 150 health and housing professionals to collaborate on strategies and actions both sectors could take together to improve health outcomes through strategically aligned investments in stable and affordable housing. The Health & Housing Summit was attended by health care, human services, affordable housing, and philanthropy professionals ...
  • GMHF receives national award from HUD, Council on FoundationsGMHF receives national award from HUD, Council on Foundations
    SAINT PAUL – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations announced the 2019 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize innovative partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities and improving the quality of life for low-and moderate-income residents across ...
  • New mixed-income apartments built without subsidyNew mixed-income apartments built without subsidy
      Real Estate Equities, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, and Merchants Capital have teamed up to create Technology Park, a 164-unit housing complex in Rochester, Minnesota. The apartments will provide naturally affordable rental housing to Rochester’s workforce without subsidy. Technology Park, to be renamed upon the building’s opening, will help ease Rochester’s affordable housing crisis. Rochester was recently ranked one ...
  • UHG invests in new rental homes in MadisonUHG invests in new rental homes in Madison
    Developer Royal Capital Group has opened Harmony @Grandview Commons, a 94-unit affordable housing property in Madison, Wis. Funded through a public-private partnership that includes $11 million from the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority and $5.4 million from UnitedHealthcare placed by Minnesota Equity Fund, the new development is dedicated to working families in the Madison region. Located ...
  • Experts Forum features housing solutionsExperts Forum features housing solutions
    A state task force on affordable housing released a report last year that contained some sobering findings. Not least of those was that more than 554,000 Minnesota households struggle to afford quality housing, a 58 percent increase since 2000. Minnesota has an affordable housing crisis, and families looking for a home they can afford are only ...
  • New year, new suite in 1st National Bank buildingNew year, new suite in 1st National Bank building
    New year, new suite. Greater Minnesota Housing Fund has moved. Please make note that GMHF has moved to the West tower of the 1st National Bank Building. If you are planning to visit our offices, follow directions to our longstanding address of 332 Minnesota Street in downtown Saint Paul and park in our building. Garage entrance is ...

 

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