Rural Communities: Apply for assistance from MHP!

Rooted in Minnesota but recognized as a leader nationwide, Minnesota Housing Partnership specializes in working with rural communities and tribal entities to strengthen their communities. Since 1994, MHP has been helping local stakeholders break down the barriers to affordable housing, economic development and sustainable growth — giving community leaders the tools they…

Tribal teams collaborate on food sovereignty, affordable housing and more

The Native Community Development Institute supports and strengthens the capacity of Native communities to reach their community development goals through collaborative, self-styled trainings, peer-to-peer workshops, and customized assistance.  Hosted by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, the Native Community Development…

Ahead of the Curve: Data drivers for housing in Minnesota

“Now is a pivot point for the economy and the housing market,” Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal said. “There are big issues emerging.” This week, at MHP’s latest Investors Council breakfast, more than 100 developers and advocates came together to look beyond the chaotic legislative session…

Legislative session recap: Wins (and loss) for affordable housing

By Jeremy Schroeder, MHP Policy Director The looming threat of housing projects failing. The continued loss of affordable units. The prospect of missing out on federal money. And the upcoming elections in November. When the Minnesota state legislature convened on a cold afternoon in March, we hoped all those pressing factors would…

Planning for the future of Pawhuska Indian Village

There is a saying that “great things come in small packages” and that can definitely be applied to Pawhuska Indian Village, a small tribal village located within the Osage Nation in northeast Oklahoma. The Village is a cultural hub of the Osage Nation, drawing Osage from around the United States…

MN Housing Board approves 2018 Qualified Allocation Plan

At the monthly board meeting of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Commissioner Mary Tingerthal (pictured right) updated the board on new tax credit legislation, the Wells Fargo LIFT program and recent press concerning artist housing. The board also approved the Agency’s 2018 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), which…

New Report: Growing Number of Minnesotans Can’t Afford Rent

The Out of Reach report, produced annually by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, spotlights the growing gap between what rental housing costs and how much renters earn. According to analysis by the Minnesota Housing Partnership, Minnesota residents in every corner of the state face significant…