There’s a $3M deal to keep housing affordable in the Twin Cities

A $3 million deal will help keep housing prices low for Minnesotans.

The Hennepin County Board made the deal after a low-income housing group argued that affordable housing is disappearing in the Twin Cities area.

Companies are snatching the cheaper units, fixing them up and renting out the renovated units for a higher price.

That makes for some beautiful new apartments; however, the price hikes sometimes drive out residents because they can’t afford it anymore.

In fact, Warren Hanson called it a “crisis” while meeting with Hennepin County leaders.

Hanson is the president of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) – a nonprofit affordable housing lender.

The group has a $25 million initiative specific to the Twin Cities metro. It’s called the NOAH Impact Fund, and it aims to save “naturally occurring affordable housing.”

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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 NOAH Impact Fund

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


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Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

GMHF is AERIS rated and a member of the  
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.


Staff Contacts

John Errigo
Director of Investing & Fund Manager

General Contact Info

NOAH Impact Fund
c/o Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
332 Minnesota Street
Suite 1650-West
Saint Paul, MN 55101