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In this year of pandemic, we’re hosting our Annual Fundraising Breakfast a bit differently. . . . ›

There won’t be the lively company of our friends, colleagues and family nor pastry, coffee and fruit. . . but there will be:
  • Videos of two tenants; Robert & Lisa
  • Video of Barb Jeanetta with an overview of Alliance & snapshot of what’s underway
  • Video of Rose Carr from The Constellation Fund saying why they invested in Alliance
  • A list of our event sponsors
And of course, instructions on several ways to donate to Alliance Housing.
  • Click the donate button on this page
  • Mail us a check (address below)
  • Call Barb with credit card info.
Join us on the site on Sept 24th or anytime that works best for you:  www.alliancehousinginc.org/fundraiser2020/ Questions?  Call Barb at 612-879-7633 or email her at bjeanetta@alliancehousinginc.org... Read More ›

Save the date: Alliance’s annual fundraising breakfast ›

As more details of the pandemic have evolved, our Board of Directors has determined that it is highly unlikely a gathering of 250 people in September is realistic.  Because the Breakfast is a key fundraising tool for Alliance, we’ve decided to adapt and host a virtual event. We plan to email a link to videos with messages from our tenants, board, funder, and myself that will launch on September 24th.  It will be accessible for about a week, allowing more flexibility than a breakfast event to our virtual guests.  We’ll ask for their support through an online donation or other means.  We plan to gather again in 2021 to celebrate our 30th anniversary.... Read More ›

The Kenwood Residents Meet Minnehaha Commons Residents ›

On a recent wintry day, residents from the Kenwood Retirement Community visited Alliance’s Minnehaha Commons. The Kenwood residents brought many products of their labor – hand-knit scarves, hats, and dishcloths, and a handmade fleece pillow for each of the 44 residents. The four Kenwood visitors were part of a larger group of 18 volunteers who have been hand-making gifts for the past six months. Minnehaha Commons hosts welcomed their visitors with smiles, words of thanks, and a tour of one of the apartments. Both groups of residents had a chance to chat and share some snacks. All over age 55, the two groups were overheard to share tips of aging well. The Kenwood visitors went back home with a feeling of a job well done, and happiness to see that the Minnehaha Commons residents now have safe and comfortable homes. And the Minnehaha Commons residents enjoyed the company, treats and were pleased with their colorful and practical hand-made gifts.... Read More ›

Mosaic Memorial Planned for Minnehaha Commons ›

This spring, Minnehaha Commons residents, staff, and community members will be creating a mosaic in memory of the six people who perished in a fire on the site on April 2nd, 2010. Ann Gervais, her son Andrew Gervais, his three children Colton Gervais, and twins Austin and Aliciah Gervais-Hjellming planned to stay in an apartment above McMahon’s Pub with family friend Ryan Richner. They had nowhere else to stay that night. Spearheaded by mosaic artist Lori Greene of Mosaic on a Stick, the group will be working together to make an artwork in tribute to all those who have been fragilely housed. When asked why so many of her mosaic installations are memorials, Greene reflected that mosaics are “broken” pieces of glass and tile, and that the people who are making the memorials have often been broken by their experiences. Minnehaha Commons resident Charles Tolliver pointed out that crafting the mosaic is a step toward putting lives back together, and healing, not only for the community and family members but also for the residents of Minnehaha Commons, who have themselves been homeless in the past. Funding for the mosaic will be provided by... Read More ›

Meet our residents

The Kenwood Residents Meet Minnehaha Commons Residents ›

On a recent wintry day, residents from the Kenwood Retirement Community visited Alliance’s Minnehaha Commons. The Kenwood residents brought many products of their labor – hand-knit scarves, hats, and dishcloths, and a handmade fleece pillow for each of the 44 residents. The four Kenwood visitors were part of... Read More ›

Tenants Active in Homeless Day on the Hill 2020 ›

Alliance Housing’s policy advocacy work is primarily carried out through a variety of coalitions. Alliance is a member of The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. The organization is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public policy and advocacy organization that works to ensure statewide housing stability and economic security. The Coalition... Read More ›
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