MHP Investors Council recap: Action for Affordable Homes

“There’s a way that we can tap into this moment and do something big and extraordinary,” Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho said at last week’s MHP Investors Council breakfast, “Action for Affordable Homes,” attended by more than 100 affordable housing sector leaders. Commissioner Ho said that now more than ever,…

“The Gap” in Affordable Housing in Minnesota

Today, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes, outlining both state and metro shortages in affordable homes, especially for low-income families.  According to the report, which relies on 2016 ACS PUMS data, 43 percent of…

Investors Council Recap: Cities Step up for Affordable Housing

On May 17, Investors Council members and guests convened to discuss how cities are stepping up to support affordable housing development. Nearly 100 attendees learned about regional trends and progress made by the cities of Woodbury, Minnetonka, and Edina. Cathy Bennett of the Urban Land…

Investors Council Recap: State Policy Breakfast

On February 14, more than 100 housing industry leaders and advocates convened at MHP’s latest Investors Council breakfast to discuss prospects for housing policy at the state legislature during the 2017 legislative session. MHP welcomed four panelists — Rep. Dean…

Investors Council Recap: Vouchers in the New Housing Market

On November 9th, nearly 100 housing developers and advocates convened at MHP’s latest Investors Council breakfast to discuss the challenges facing housing choice voucher (HCV) holders and to consider how housing industry leaders might work together to address those challenges. MHP welcomed four panelists, Jessica Deegan…

New Energy for Renewables in Affordable Housing

Renewable energy, especially solar, is of great interest to affordable housing developers from both a financial sustainability and mission perspective. However, effective practices and financing systems are still emerging in Minnesota. In May, the MHP Investors Council hosted a breakfast discussion focusing on alternative energy sources for affordable housing. …