Thursday, July 17, 2008

Key Housing Resources in Minnesota

A Brush With Kindness (612) 788-8169
Painting -- General Cleanup -- Minor Repairs
You can receive help with home restoration projects. A Brush with Kindness is a neighborhood program of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. This program offers home preservation services such as house painting, minor repairs and general cleanup for low-income homeowners. Most projects are for exterior (outside) restoration. Most projects are completed within one week. Teams of volunteers are matched with homes that are appropriate for the size and experience of the volunteer group. Supplies are donated by area businesses. All paint and most other supplies are furnished by A Brush with Kindness.

Center for Energy and Environment (612) 335-5858
Nonprofit organization promoting responsible use of energy and natural resources in Minnesota.

Family Housing Fund (612) 375-9644
The Family Housing Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and produce affordable housing for families with low and moderate incomes in the seven-county metro area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (612) 339-0601
The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation was formed in 1970 by the Minneapolis business community. GMHC's mission is to preserve, improve and increase affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families, as well as assist communities with housing revitalization.

Handyworks (612) 721-8687 x 318

Hearts and Hammers (952) 922-2452
Hearts & Hammers - Twin Cities, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that provides exterior painting and home improvement assistance for seniors and the physically disabled. Assistance is provided at no cost and is completed during Program Day events in May and September. Hearts & Hammers enables deserving Twin Cities’ homeowners to continue living independently, in homes that are weatherproof, safe and secure.

Metro Paint-A-Thon, (612) 721-8687 x 321

Minneapolis Consortium of Community Developers (612) 789-7337
MCCD is an association of community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives.
For over twenty years, MCCD members have worked together to increase opportunities for development of quality, community-based projects through collaborative action on public policy issues, loan fund development, public education efforts, and long-term strategic planning. Through these efforts, we have been able to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiencies gained by a shared vision of cooperation on the economic development work of Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (651) 296-7608
We finance and advance affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Minnesotans to enhance quality of life and foster strong communities.

Follow the navigation above and find information on everything from products and services to help Minnesotans buy and fix up homes to how we support the development and preservation of affordable rental housing by offering financing and on-going asset management of affordable rental housing developments. Over the next two years Minnesota Housing will invest more than $1.6 billion to further our four strategic priorities:

-Finance new affordable housing opportunities
-Preserve existing affordable housing
-End long-term homelessness
-Increase emerging market homeownership

Neighborhood Involvement Programs (612) 374-3125
N.I.P. seeks to provide cost-effective, professional services. We help people reach their potential by working through problems that may hold them back. People facing such issues as limited resources, illiteracy, costly health care, emotional concerns, physical frailty and personal safety issues, come to us for UNDERSTANDING and PROFESSIONAL SERVICES they can afford.

Rebuilding Together (651) 776-4273
Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit with a network of nearly 225 affiliates across the United States. Our mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners.

Urban Homeworks (612) 724-9002
Urban Homeworks mission is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces: dignified housing for low-income families, a strategic network of good neighbors, and redemptive development of real estate.

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