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.
Through a competitive application process, the Strengthening Rural Communities Program provides technical assistance to rural communities to overcome impediments to successful planning and implementation of affordable housing and community development projects. From innovative planning practices to knowledge of complex federal housing programs, our proven track record of financial and technical expertise gives organizations the ability to build and preserve housing and community assets.
Applications for Technical Assistance are due April 15, 2020. Applicants will be contacted within 45 days after the application deadline regarding funding decisions. MHP’s ability to accept new Technical Assistance applications in the future are dependent upon funding and capacity.
MHP was recently awarded a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program. MHP uses HUD RCB funds to implement the Strengthening Rural Communities Program nationwide.
Program Details and Application
Questions? Contact Harlan Buckalew, Community Development Officer.
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Our Work in Action
MHP is working with stakeholders in Wisconsin on the vision and implementation of a new Indian Bowl that will include classrooms, exhibit space, a new performance arena and more. "The Indian Bowl has been the highlight of Lac du Flambeau for decades," Georgine Brown, President of the Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl, explains. "Throughout the years, many families here have been a part of the Indian Bowl shows, making it a renown tourist attraction in the northwoods of Wisconsin. We shared our culture and heritage for all to learn what we as Anishinaabeg were all about. Today, many of these families still enjoy performing the storytelling dances taught to us by our grandfathers and grandmothers. The rebuilding of the Indian Bowl will once again revitalize the community economically as tourist and visitors come to learn and share all our cultural differences." Read the full story.