Next in Nonprofits 35 – Minnesota Equity Fund with Warren Hanson

The Minnesota Equity Fund “is a new social enterprise designed to raise equity capital from Minnesota corporations and banks to invest in well designed, high quality, sustainable affordable housing developments throughout Minnesota.” The fund is a subsidiary social enterprise of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund.

Warren Hanson, President and CEO of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, joins Steve Boland to talk about traditional means for supporting affordable housing development and preservation, and why the Minnesota Equity Fund – as well as the newly emerging NOAH Fund – are important new tools to meet more of the need for quality affordable housing. Creating a mechanism for equity investors to see a return on investment and a social impact is what Hanson describes as a “double bottom line” return.

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For more background about the NOAH Impact Fund, please download the NOAH Impact Fund Brochure (PDF).

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About the NOAH Impact Fund

The NOAH Impact Fund is a subsidiary of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund. This program was established to enable the preservation of existing affordable housing for Minnesotans.

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Staff Contacts

Rachel Robinson
NOAH Impact Fund Manager
rrobinson@gmhf.com
651.221.1997 x114

Warren W. Hanson
President & CEO, GMHF, MEF & NOAH
whanson@gmhf.com
651.221.1997 x107

General Contact Info

NOAH Impact Fund
c/o Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
332 Minnesota Street
Suite 1201-East
Saint Paul, MN 55101