Minnesota Housing Partnership Receives $2 Million Federal Grant to Assist Rural and Native Communities
- Created: Friday, 18 May 2018 15:08
- Written by Laura Proescholdt & Carolyn Szczepanski
One of just four organizations nationwide to receive funding, Minnesota Housing Partnership has received a $2 million federal grant to help rural and Native leaders solve housing and economic development issues in their communities.
The award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will fund MHP’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program, which gives leaders the tools and knowledge they need to identify and address regional development needs through strategic collaboration. While this represents the sixth consecutive year MHP has received this funding, it is the largest award yet, more than doubling the grant award from 2016.
Photo: MHP will provide technical assistance to Thunder Valley CDC, which serves the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota.
“HUD is committed to delivering housing solutions to underserved rural populations throughout the country, from producing more affordable housing to boosting job growth,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “This funding will help these communities obtain sustainable housing and resources for their residents.”
“The Strengthening Rural Communities program is all about equipping local organizations to implement projects or access new resources,” said Anne Mavity, MHP’s Executive Director. “Our Community Development Team has worked with communities across the nation — in all 10 HUD regions — to provide communities with the needed tools to address challenges and open doors to new opportunities long after their engagement with MHP.”