- Created: Wednesday, 09 March 2016 16:18
In her opening remarks at the MN Housing February Board Meeting Commissioner Tingerthal introduced a new board member, Terri Thao. Thao is a Program Director for St. Paul based Nexus Community Partners. Tingerthal said that the governor was also reappointing current board chair John DeCramer, an engineer from Marshall.
Tingerthal updated the board on the fair housing complaint facing the Agency and several other jurisdictions. She said that the focus of the complaint with the Agency concerned the tax credit Qualified Allocation Plan. She and HUD staff met with representatives of MICAH and other complainants the day before the board meeting. She said that there was a connection between issues raised in the complaint and HUD Secretary Castro’s planned March 4 meeting in Minneapolis to pitch HUD’s Prosperity Playbook. Minneapolis is the second of five communities Castro is visiting to pitch the playbook initiative which is intended to provide best practices that HUD will profile on its new inclusive community website.