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

2.12.24 Members Making News
From the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority's website article: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) provides public and deeply affordable housing to nearly 10,000 residents at 30 percent of the resident’s adjusted income. For the thousands of residents on a fixed income, that means...
9.26.23 Members Making News
From the Minneapolis Housing Authority's press release: Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Great Lakes Regional Administrator, Diane Shelley, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, and Hennepin County Board Chair Irene Fernando joined MPHA staff, residents, and partners to...
9.11.23 Members Making News
From Finance & Commmerce: The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is getting $5 million annually to support the preservation and construction of affordable housing in the city. The funding, part of a long-term agreement announced by the city Thursday, is five times as much as the current...
5.31.23 Members Making News
From the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority's website: On Monday, the Minnesota Legislature wrapped up its legislative session, establishing the state’s biennial budget for the next two years. Included in the final billion-dollar housing budget (HF 2335) was a direct one-time cash grant of $5...
3.7.23 Members Making News
From MinnPost: A Minnesota Senate committee will take up a proposal on Friday to grant $45 million to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to fix up hundreds of houses that the agency rents to some of the city’s lowest-income families. Most of the families with children that MPHA...
1.24.23 Members Making News
From KARE 11 Minneapolis: It's been a little more than three years since the fatal fire at Hiawatha Towers in Minneapolis' Cedar Riverside neighborhood.  Five people died in that public housing building the day before Thanksgiving, 2019, and state authorities later determined...
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...

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