Before November 5th Call your Minneapolis city council member and tell them:
The Affordable Housing Trust Fund creates and preserves affordable rental housing, generates jobs, increases property tax revenue and leverages additional investments. I urge you to fund the AHTF at $10 million.
Whom to Contact:
Don’t know ward number? It can be located at: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/council/
|Ward||Name||Email/Email Form Address||Phone Number|
|1||Council Member Kevin Reich||Kevin.Reich@ci.minneapolis.mn.us||(612) 673-2201|
|2||Council Member Cam Gordonemail@example.com||(612) 673-2202|
|3||Council Member Diane Hofstedefirstname.lastname@example.org||(612) 673-2203|
|4||Council Member Barb Johnson||http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/ward4/||(612) 673-2204|
|5||Council Member Don Samuelsemail@example.com||(612) 673-2205|
|6||Council Member Robert Lilligrenfirstname.lastname@example.org||(612) 673-2206|
|7||Council Member Lisa Goodman||http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/ward7/||(612) 673-2207|
|8||Council Member Elizabeth Glidden||Elizabeth.Glidden@ci.minneapolis.mn.us||(612) 673-2208|
|9||Council Member Gary Schiff||Gary.Schiff@ci.minneapolis.mn.us||(612) 673-2209|
|10||Council Member Meg Tuthill||Meg.Tuthill@ci.minneapolis.mn.us||(612) 673-2210|
|11||Council Member John Quincy||John.Quincy@ci.minneapolis.mn.us||(612) 673-2211|
|12||Council Member Sandra Colvin Roy||http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/ward12/||(612) 673-2212|
|13||Council Member Betsy Hodges||http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/ward13/||(612) 673-2213|
- 6,452 children and youth were identified as homeless and highly mobile in Minneapolis, an increase of 1.3% from the previous year. 3,636 were enrolled in MPS, representing 8.9% of total MPS student enrollment. – Mpls Public Schools.
- With the vacancy rate within our city at 2% and the affordable housing vacancy rate at 0%, there is an immediate need for more housing opportunities.
- For $1,000,000 in development costs, 16 jobs are created.
- For every $1 invested through the Minneapolis Affordable Housing Trust Fund, on average, a project receives $9 of additional investment in that project.
The Affordable housing trust fund is a city of Minneapolis resource that helps to fund affordable rental housing in the city. When the fund was established, the goal was to commit $10 million through this fund for affordable rental housing every year.
This year, the Mayor’s proposed budget funds the Affordable Trust Fund at only $6.1 million.