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Spring Cleaning at 2011 Pillsbury ›

Meet at 2011 Pillsbury at 9am on Saturday, April 18th.  There is some parking in the rear of the building and should be ample on-street parking.  We will have greeters waiting at the front door.   To make this a cost neutral event for Alliance Housing, we are asking individual or groups of volunteers to bring their own cleaning supplies.  Please call or email for list of tasks and supplies is listed below.   Alliance staff will be present to help with the Spring cleaning, provide information about Alliance’s work and will provide refreshments.  This is a great way to see an important affordable housing resource & lend a hand!   Event contact:  Barbara Jeanetta, 651-503-4569, bjeanetta@alliancehousinginc.org  ... Read More ›

New Sites! ›

Funding and re-development plans continue for a project to serve homeless adults, 55 years and older. Alliance staff are evaluating the re-use of a building at 201 Lake Street or a vacant lot to provide safe and secure housing as a base for a better quality of life for these folks. St. Stephens Human Service's Community Engagement Team assisted Alliance in hosting a focus group of older adults who had experienced homelessness. We plan to use their wise advice to guide or work on this project. If you have ideas or advice to help us Funding and re-development plans continue for a project to serve homeless adults, 55 years and older. Alliance staff are evaluating the re-use of a building at 201 Lake Street or a vacant lot to provide safe and secure housing as a base for a better quality of life for these folks. St. Stephens Human Service's Community Engagement Team assisted Alliance in hosting a focus group of older adults who had experienced homelessness. We plan to use their wise advice to guide or work on this project. If you have ideas or advice to help us advance... Read More ›

New Board Members! ›

Alliance is led by 14 members of our Board of Directors. Miranda Walker and Mike Brown joined the group in October. Miranda is an emerging leader in the affordable housing development world. Mike is a seasoned marketing and communications professional. They join a group that contributes management, legal, and finance skills along with a deep understanding of our tenants and neighborhoods where our properties are located.  Other members include:   Gail Dorfman, Kelly Elkin, Dean LeDoux, Carolyn Landrum, Chas Martin, Greg Mure, Fran Neir, Rick Nelson, Ben Olk III, Peter Sarafolean III, Marcy Shapiro and Kimberly Spates.... Read More ›

Meet our residents

One Families’ Journey ›

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Makeesha and her children have lived in an Alliance duplex in south Minneapolis since December 2009. Early on, Makeesha felt it was more important to raise her children attentively than work. She got by on a combination of MFIP, food support and one of the kid’s monthly disability payment.... Read More ›

A Central Character ›

Greg Mure has lived at 2011 Pillsbury for 5 years. He said that renting a unit in Pillsbury “let him be a man” in the sense that he could support himself and have a place of his own. Greg spent a bit of time in the shelter before... Read More ›

Updates from Brenda and Jontel ›

You may remember Brenda from our 2012 Annual Report. Brenda as well as her husband and their two pre-teens moved into a 3-bedroom Alliance property from a shelter. Today Brenda’s husband is working as a cook and she continues her work at the Mall of America, where she... Read More ›
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