Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Abdi Warsame, Executive Director/CEO
1001 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 342-1400
(612) 335-4494
MTW Agency

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 7012
Vouchers 5449
Total Units 12461

Latest News

3.4.22 Awards/Grants, Members Making News
From the Metropolitan Council's press release: With affordable housing in short supply in the Twin Cities region, the Metropolitan Council has approved $8 million in grant awards to 10 affordable housing developments. The grants will fill project funding gaps and help create 557 new affordable...
12.2.21 Members Making News
From the Star Tribune: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority plans to demolish more than a dozen houses it owns and replace them with 84 units in four- and six-plexes across the city. The roughly $34 million project is expected to begin in the summer of 2022 and calls for replacing aging...
11.18.21 Members Making News
 Public housing authorities know that providing stable housing is only the first step in helping families thrive. A comprehensive approach that combines health, education, and housing programs has shown to dramatically improve life outcomes for low-income families. Public housing authorities...
7.19.21 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
On Tuesday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Executive Director and CEO Abdi Warsame will testify at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development's hearing "Safe at Home: Preserving and...
4.30.21 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
CLPHA congratulates our members who were awarded HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration grants! CLPHA members awardees include: Chester Housing Authority, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, New York...
2.23.21 Members Making News
From the Star Tribune:    For Abdi Warsame, trust is everything. It's a sentiment the former City Council member thinks about often as he navigates his first year in his "dream job" leading the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. For months, he's worked through Zoom video calls...
3.5.20 Members Making News
From the Minnesota Reformer: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will sell 717 of its housing units to a non-profit organization it created and runs called Community Housing Resources — one of the largest transactions of its kind in the country. MPHA’s Board of Commissioners approved the...
2.6.20 Members Making News, Innovations
HUD has provided a path forward for a first-in-the-nation partnership between Minnesota’s largest public housing authorities: the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA). HUD stated that they are supportive in concept...
2.5.20 Members Making News
From Finance & Commerce: A pair of low-income housing apartment buildings in Minneapolis will get a $26 million refresh thanks to a funding source being used for the first time by a Minnesota public housing agency. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority will receive the funding from...
12.18.19 In The News
Following the devastating November fire at the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s (MPHA) Cedar High apartments, Minneapolis’s Star Tribune reported on the chronic federal underfunding of public housing that contributes to the massive, nationwide capital needs backlog at public housing...

Job Openings

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Summary The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and its affiliated organizations own and operate public housing and other affordable housing. The affordable housing portfolio is made up of properties that MPHA affiliates under project-based rental contracts as well as commercial space. The...
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Posted on 6.10.22
Applications due by 6.20.22
Summary The primary purpose of this position is to supervise an assigned team of HCV staff, ensuring that MPHA meets the HUD requirements and local regulations when assisting participants and owners. The incumbent oversees the Authority’s Tenant Based Vouchers, all Portability, and other special...
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Posted on 5.23.22

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