- 2022 Housing & Health Equity Initiative Guide
Since 1997, GMHF has worked to improve health outcomes through affordable housing. Foundational as a social determinant of health (SDOH), stable housing helps build stronger and healthier individuals, families, and communities. GMHF knows the key ingredient for well-being starts with a place to call home.
- 2022 to 2025 Strategic Plan
GMHF’s 2022 to 2025 Strategic Plan reaffirms the organization’s mission, core purpose, and operating principles. Strategic impact areas focus on: Stable Homes, Targeted Community Investment, Equitable Communities & Wealth Building, and Policy & Systems Change. The 4-year plan sets targeted goals for mobilizing $1B in impact capital to create and preserve 5,000 affordable homes across ...
- Technology Park Apartments Case Study
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 Stencil ...
- 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 ...
- Rebuilding Better Neighborhoods
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund is delighted to present Rebuilding Better Neighborhoods: Strategies for Reimagining Affordable Housing in Greater Minnesota.
The book showcases outstanding developments across Minnesota by some of the most innovators developers of affordable housing in the state.
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Each of the 19 case studies recounts how a Minnesota community came together to save, ...
- The Future Starts at Home
Looking for the short story on what GMHF does and why? This booklet is for you.
GMHF set out to create a short piece that describes its work and its impact. This small brochure is the result.
Learn about GMHF’s strategic priorities and how GMHF works as a community development lending partner across Minnesota. Hear from individuals ...
- Olmsted County Housing Framework
The 2016-2020 Housing Framework is the result of a multi-year, community-based planning process jointly led by Olmsted County and Rochester Area Foundation.
These and other community partners are already taking steps to address the area’s affordable housing shortage.
The 2016-2020 Housing Framework presents “high,” “medium,” and “low” goal options for accelerating affordable housing production in Olmsted County ...
- Models for Mergers and Collaborations among Minnesota’s Regional Housing Organizations
Nonprofits and governmental agencies face enormous pressure to deliver more housing services with dwindling resources. In many cases the only way forward is to merge with another like-minded organizations — to combine staff, leadership, expertise, program specializations, and geographies to better serve the people in their region.
Going forward our society cannot support all of the ...
- Employer-Assisted Housing Resource Guide
If you are an employer or a community leader interested in employer-assisted housing, this publication is meant for you.
As a guide to both employers and community leaders, it provides a clear overview of practical EAH strategies that have created strong workforce housing programs throughout Minnesota.
The guide provides several concrete program options, offers suggestions for how ...
- So Much at Stake
This report tracks a Minnesota nonprofit housing development organization that experienced phenomenal growth and had remarkable impact in its early years, but faced many daunting mid-life challenges and eventually experienced a gradual but persistent decline in its capacity and ability to remain solvent and fulfill its mission.
This dynamic organization underwent a painful but exemplary workout ...
- The Space Between: Unsubsidized Housing’s Potential in Minnesota
Minnesota has a robust affordable housing system in terms of federally and locally subsidized properties, but a comparatively less systemic response exists to address unsubsidized properties that are affordable to lower-income households.
These unsubsidized rental properties taken together provide more affordable housing statewide than all privately owned subsidized rental properties. Included in this group are properties ...
- Workforce Housing Report
Job growth in small communities boosts the local economy, but inevitably puts new strain on the local housing market. Inadequate housing supply keeps Greater Minnesota businesses from growing to their full potential. A severe lack of housing often exists in areas where financing is unavailable.
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund has researched these problems and created some programs ...
- 20 Years, 20 Great Ideas
We invite you to explore these “20 great ideas” for a glimpse at the efforts Greater Minnesota Housing Fund has been fortunate enough to be a part of over the past two decades and is proud to support. We salute our partners and look forward to many productive years ahead.
- Urban Land Institute’s: Preserving Multifamily Workforce and Affordable Housing
Real estate investors seeking competitive returns increasingly view lower- and middle-income apartments as an attractive target for repositioning to serve higherincome households. In response, creative approaches are emerging for preserving the affordability of this critical asset class for its current residents and those of similar means—while still delivering financial returns to investors.
This report from the ...
- Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative
This report covers how four Minnesota organizations worked to develop systemic changes within the home ownership industry that increase home ownership opportunities for communities of color.
This study draws upon the experiences of four organizations serving greater Minnesota as part of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s Emerging Markets Homeownership Pilot.
This pilot provided dedicated funding to launch ...
- Contract for Deed: Is It Right for You?
This guide is designed to help sellers and buyers using a contract for deed agreement to finance a home purchase.
It provides best practices and tips on how to properly execute a contract for deed to better ensure a successful outcome for both parties.
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- 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 neighborhoods and ...