30+ Years of Growth and Change
The Family Housing Fund was created through the vision and financial support of The McKnight Foundation, under the leadership of Director Russ Ewald, and by the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Its mission was to address affordable housing issues in the two cities and act as a housing intermediary, bringing together people, money, and expertise to support the delivery of affordable housing. Responding to a growing need for affordable housing in suburban communities, the Fund formally expanded its mission in 1997 to serve the entire seven-county Twin Cities metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties). Hence, the Family Housing Fund supports the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (Minnesota Housing), Metropolitan Council, and Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Over the past 30+ years, the Family Housing Fund has grown and adapted to meet the housing needs of families in the Twin Cities.