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  • Art & Poetry

    Home Sweet Home Visual Art Poetry Essays About the Exhibition To Home Sweet Home Again Home Sweet Home In 2000, to celebrate the Family Housing Fund’s 20th Anniversary and to raise awareness of the great need for affordable housing in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the Family Housing Fund sponsored “Home Sweet Home: An Affordable Housing Art Exhibit.” Through the work of 23 local artists, the exhibit portrays a wide range of housing circumstances-from the stark images of homelessness to the celebrations of a family moving into its first home. Several artists worked with children living in affordable housing to …

  • Art & Poetry

    About the Exhibitions Home Sweet Home In 2000, to celebrate the Family Housing Fund’s 20th Anniversary and to raise awareness of the great need for affordable housing in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the Family Housing Fund sponsored “Home Sweet Home: An Affordable Housing Art Exhibit.” Through the work of 23 local artists, the exhibit portrays a wide range of housing circumstances-from the stark images of homelessness to the celebrations of a family moving into its first home. Several artists worked with children living in affordable housing to create images of what it means to have a home. Also, the …

  • Art & Poetry

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  • Art & Poetry

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  • Changing the Face of Housing

    Changing The Face of Housing in Minnesota (2002-2011) In 2002, several of Minnesota’s affordable housing, planning and community development organizations took a coordinated approach to address an age-old problem: lack of inclusiveness and diversity of staff and leadership. This lack of diversity brought consequences that were damaging, resulting in missed opportunities, consumer complaints, poor service delivery, and unmet needs of community members. In an effort to improve Minnesota’s affordable housing system by engaging and retaining more people of color, The Family Housing Fund, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), and Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) launched the Changing …

  • Homeownership

    Frogtown Rondo Home Fund Summary The Frogtown Rondo Home Fund seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods by connecting and enhancing housing resources and activities. Launched in 2013, the Frogtown Rondo Home Fund is a collaboration of community organizations, philanthropies, and local government that seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods by Guiding the investment of housing resources in block-scale redevelopment to achieve high quality, stable housing and a variety of housing types. Improving Frogtown and Rondo residents’ knowledge of and access to housing solutions Supporting community campaigns …

  • Homeownership

    Live MSP Live MSP is a collaborative initiative to promote city living by recruiting new families and retaining current residents of Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods.  The initiative serves as a coordinated platform for the marketing of over 100 city neighborhoods and promotes programs that can assist with successful homeownership and renovation. Started with funding from the Family Housing Fund, Live MSP works to reduce residential vacancy rates in city neighborhoods; increase the cities’ resource base; enhance overall city vitality; and improve environmental outcomes by encouraging homeownership in walk-able and transit-rich city neighborhoods. Partners Live MSP partners with the City …

  • Homeownership

    Northside Home Fund Summary Since 2003, the Northside Home Fund (NHF) has worked to stabilize and expand North Minneapolis’ base of successful homeowners.  The initiative’s ongoing efforts have contributed to overall market improvement in North Minneapolis. NHF not only fosters community growth, it promotes the creation of affordable, healthy and energy-efficient housing. The Northside Home Fund Board draws on expertise from Northside neighborhood organizations, nonprofit housing and homeownership organizations, governmental and enforcement agencies, community development organizations, private housing developers, and financial institutions. The Northside Home Fund works towards its vision of an inclusive community with a unique North Minneapolis identity …

  • Homeownership

    Homeownership The Family Housing Fund will support the continuum of homeownership for both lower and moderate income homebuyers and homeowners, including coordinated efforts with Government partners to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, communities, and the metropolitan region. Photo by Scott Streble

  • Homeownership

    Home Prosperity Fund Summary The Home Prosperity Fund (HPF) was established by the Family Housing Fund in 2007 to foster affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income households and families in low and moderate income neighborhoods in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area by providing loans to local nonprofit organizations, public entities, and development partners, as well as loans to low and moderate income households through programs administered by development partners. The FHFund was uniquely positioned as a housing intermediary to respond quickly to the foreclosure crisis and the corrective investment provided by banks, taking risk in a way …

  • Initiatives

    Four Goal Areas The Family Housing Fund’s divides its activities into four main goal areas: Homeownership, Rental Housing, Ending Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Public Education. Click through our goal areas below to learn more about our programs. “My future plans are woven into this wonderful, cozy home I live in. I am entering my retirement years with confidence that I have the ability to afford to stay. I was given a gift that will be shared with my children and grandchildren.”Nancy, age 52 HomeownershipThe Family Housing Fund will support the continuum of homeownership >For both lower and moderate income …

  • Public Will

    Rethinking Housing Check back for more information on this program soon. Rendering by William R. Morrish

  • Public Will

    Affordable Housing Collaboration The Affordable Housing Collaboration in Minnesota: Outcomes and Lessons Learned series was an organized effort by the Family Housing Fund and Greater Minnesota Housing Fund to tell in-depth, comprehensive stories about the important collaborative achievements that contribute to a high-performing affordable housing system in Minnesota. Through the gathering of information, reflection and analysis, and ongoing conversation about the outcomes and lessons learned from these collaborations this project sought to inspire action to expand our community’s ability to preserve and produce affordable housing and improve the livability of our neighborhoods. As intermediary organizations and supporting organizations of government, …

  • Public Will

    Home Sweet Home | Home Sweet Home Again Home Sweet Home In 2000, to celebrate the Family Housing Fund’s 20th Anniversary and to raise awareness of the great need for affordable housing in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the Family Housing Fund sponsored “Home Sweet Home: An Affordable Housing Art Exhibit.” Through the work of 23 local artists, the exhibit portrays a wide range of housing circumstances-from the stark images of homelessness to the celebrations of a family moving into its first home. Several artists worked with children living in affordable housing to create images of what it means to have a …

  • Public Will

    Urban Land Institute and Regional Council of Mayors Since 2007 the Family Housing Fund has partnered with the Urban Land Institute MN and the Regional Council of Mayors on a major initiative designed to increase preservation and production of a full range of housing choices throughout the region and improve linkages between housing, regional growth, and regional systems. The initiative has attracted national recognition and enthusiasm. The Housing Initiative fosters a platform for regional collaboration through the Regional Council of Mayors and its advisory committees. Regional Council of Mayors There has been growth in the impact and influence of the group, …

  • Public Will

    Public Will The Family Housing Fund will continue to work with its partners to expand public understanding of the value of affordable housing and public will to preserve and produce affordable housing in the context of a comprehensive regional development approach that serves all citizens and communities. Artwork: Rod Massey, Whittier Neighborhood (detail), 2004

  • Public Will

    Homes for All Summary The Homes for All alliance advances shared policy initiatives that lead to housing stability for all Minnesotans. In 2017, the coalition requests an additional $30 million in the state budget for the full spectrum of housing needs: investments will prevent and end homelessness, promote affordable housing, and prepare homeowners. Homes for All is also requesting $100 million in bonds for housing. These investments provide critical funding to build and preserve affordable housing throughout the state. In addition, we propose policy changes to promote senior housing and fairness for renters. Download legislative materials from Homes for All for more …

  • Rental Housing

    Minnesota Preservation Plus Initiative Preservation of affordable housing is a critical need in Minnesota. When our state’s affordable housing units are lost to disrepair, families are displaced and, often times, become homeless. The Minnesota Preservation Plus Initiative (MPPI) is addressing affordable housing preservation by changing the way it is approached, addressed, and financed in Minnesota. MPPI’s leadership is moving the state from a reactive to a proactive approach to preserving our affordable housing supply. MPPI tracks, identifies, and prioritizes at-risk properties, encouraging owners to examine entire portfolios, rather than pursuing preservation on a project-by-project basis.  MPPI then assists owners with finding gap financing …

  • Rental Housing

    Minnesota Green Communities Please note you may have been redirected here from the website mngreencommunities.org, which is no longer active. Please bookmark this link. For the compete 2015 Minnesota Overlay to the Green Communities Criteria, click here. For the complete Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, click here. Additional information about Minnesota Housing and the Family Housing Fund’s building standards can be found here. Summary Minnesota Green Communities is a statewide collaboration of the Family Housing Fund, the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, and Enterprise Community Partners.  The initiative fosters the creation of healthier, more energy-efficient affordable housing in Minnesota.  Since its inception in …

  • Rental Housing

    University Avenue District A private/public partnership, University Avenue District Partnership has created an innovative vision for housing development around the Prospect Park Light Rail Transit station that demonstrates the social, cultural and economic benefits of a district development approach. Formed in 2013, the Partnership launched a 5-year work plan to incorporate an equitable economic model of innovation, urban growth, healthy living, and resiliency into the Prospect Park community.  As part of that plan, the Partnership leverages its resources to inspire development that would not happen without intentional and coordinated private/public intervention. Located on the border of Minneapolis and St Paul, the centrally-located …

  • Rental Housing

    Rental Housing The Family Housing Fund will preserve and produce affordable housing opportunities for lower income and working renters and align with partner efforts to serve lower income families. Photo by Wing Young Huie

  • Rental Housing

    Consolidated Request for Proposals Summary The Consolidated Request for Proposals (RFP) is a capital funding process that was developed and implemented by Minnesota Housing in 1994 to streamline and consolidate the application processes for a variety of state appropriated housing programs and philanthropic capital. Prior to the Consolidated RFP, each program and each funder had its own requirements, application, and timeline. The initial step to coordinating resources was to develop joint selection, ensuring that all funders use consistent policies in making funding decisions. Today, the process has evolved to a single application and joint review process for all the funding …