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Speaking of things that have fallen in place (but are backed by years of work), Alliance Housing was pleased to receive the final piece of funding it needed to proceed with building 3301 Nicollet – future home for 64 households of low wage workers, many who need a 2nd chance at stable housing.  We’re working on the paperwork to close on financing in early September 2021, will start construction soon thereafter and begin leasing apartments in October 2022.  Hennepin County, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the City of Minneapolis have provided the $15 million of project funding needed to proceed with the project. Our first meeting about the project was with the Lyndale Neighorhood Association’s Development and Housing Committee in 2016.  The committee and organization gave their support from the very beginning.  They wanted to see more productive and positive economic activity on the corner from the dilapidated commercial structure that was there until Alliance demolished it in Fall 2018.  It has taken 3 years of persistence in funding applications to get to this point along with work by... Read More ›

Rothstein Event – April 21st on Zoom ›

Alliance Housing, Inc., Plymouth Congregational Church, the Hennepin History Museum and Align Minneapolis have rescheduled an evening with Richard Rothstein that was cancelled due to the pandemic in early 2020.  Rothstein and the event will be live on video chat on April 21st at 7pm.  He will discuss his book The Color of Law. Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems – it corrupts our criminal justice system, exacerbates economic inequality, and produces large academic gaps between white and African American schoolchildren.  Alliance hopes Professor Rothstein’s talk helps illuminate a better understanding of who is poor, homeless and the lives of Alliance tenants. For more information or to register for the event:  (https://hennepinhistory.org/event/color-of-law/. The Pohlad Foundation and the Minneapolis Foundation have provided support to this event so we could keep costs to guests low. ... Read More ›

Please plan to join us: 30th Anniversary reception ›

Please save the evening of Thursday, September 30th on your calendars.  Assuming we’re past pandemic restrictions, we’d like you to help us celebrate “in person” our 30th anniversary.  We’ll host an evening reception in lieu of our traditional early morning breakfast at the Town and Country Club.  Besides food and drink, we’ll honor past board members, staff and invite some of our longer tenured tenants talk about their stories. In honor of its anniversary, Alliance Housing would like to raise $1 million dollars to sustain its work long-term.  The dollars will be used over the next 30 years to make capital repairs to sustain 21 scattered site properties as “best on the block”   While many of Alliance’s scattered site properties are nearly 100 years old.  We pride ourselves in having the “best house on the block.”  We respond to tenant calls about maintenance and have developed a plan to keep the properties in good shape long term by completing larger improvements like roofs and major kitchen or bathroom remodeling.   Alliance Housing has $308,000 saved for long term capital improvements as of December 2020.  We add about $40,000 to the fund each year.  A... Read More ›

Sometimes things just fall in place. . . ›

Here at Alliance Housing, we’ve been advocating and agitating for many years for our belief that rooming houses and sleeping rooms can be part of the solution to the problem of homelessness.  In this past year our efforts have begun to bear fruit. We were able to expand our portfolio with the addition of a 31 unit rooming house in the Stevens Square neighborhood. At the same time, we’ve seen a resurgence of interest in this idea among policy-makers. To me it feels like luck, but Board member Fran Neir reminds me that we’ve put in a lot of time laying the groundwork. Let me tell you about our newest property.  Because we believe in rooming houses as a viable and valuable option for people with precious little money to spend on rent, Alliance has been actively seeking another rooming house property for several years. Last summer we looked at a property at 143 E. 19th Street that was owned by Volunteers of America.  They were consolidating some programs and wanted to sell this property. Alliance could not afford to buy it and operate... Read More ›

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Any Donation to Our Expanded Rent Forgiveness Fund Will be Matched by the FS Foundation ›

Since March, Alliance Housing has been able to forgive $1 for every $1 of rent paid by tenants who have lost hours or employment due to COVID or the unrest following the death of George Floyd. The idea of the fund came from Alliance’s staff, who knew that... Read More ›

Home Provides a Sanctuary During These Unsettled Times ›

Everyone has been affected by the events of this year – the pandemic, civil unrest following the death of George Floyd, economic upheaval, the list goes on. Alliance Housing serves very low-income people who have been hit even harder than many of us. Our older and disabled residents... Read More ›
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