McKnight Foundation

Jeanne Crain + Acooa Ellis, co-chairs

Task Force on Housing Releases Action Plan

Governor Mark Dayton and members of the Governor’s Task Force on Housing today released its final report, recommending 30 action steps aimed at improving access to quality, affordable housing for Minnesotans and building a more vibrant, inclusive economic future for all Minnesotans. Today’s report follows Governor Dayton’s Executive Order, which convened a nonpartisan group of… More

Impact Investors see social impact returns

The McKnight Foundation is one of many foundations that have decided to use their endowments to further their mission. McKnight makes low-cost loans to entities like Greater Minnesota Housing Fund to contribute to a thriving, sustainable region and state. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), GMHF is able to invest the capital to create… More

NOAH in the Twin Cities gets financing boost from Freddie Mac

Here’s an acronym to get behind: NOAH, for naturally occurring affordable housing. Freddie Mac, the federal mortgage agency, is offering $100 million to finance first-time mortgages as part of a larger effort to preserve affordable housing in and around Minneapolis. The NOAH Impact Fund, an equity fund launched last year by the non-profit Greater Minnesota… More

Millions of affordable housing units are flying under the radar

Oscar Perry Abello reported this story for Next City on June 7, 2017. In times like the Great Recession, when the economy grinds to a halt, entrepreneurs like Michael Altheimer can’t help but start thinking: What if? “Before the crash, we were doing mostly for-sale housing, but during the crash, we started learning about underwriting rental… More

Rachel Robinson and Warren Hanson

Bremer, Western, and Sunrise Banks join $25 million affordable housing fund

Jim Buchta of the Star Tribune reported on June 6, 2017 that GMHF announced the identities of seven public and private investors that have raised more than $25 million to acquire and preserve 1,000 unsubsidized, affordable rental units in the Twin Cities over the next couple years. The formation of the NOAH Impact Fund, which was… More

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