Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) was created by ordinance 86-Or-034 on 2/28/1986. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority in and for the City of Minneapolis (MPHA) is an independent Agency charged with the responsibility to manage federally subsidized housing for eligible low income families, elderly, and disabled tenants. MPHA owns and manages over 5,000 apartments in 42 high-rise properties and over 700 single family homes in virtually every Minneapolis neighborhood in addition to the nation’s first assisted living / memory care facility for low income tenants and a new Health & Wellness Center in Heritage Park. MPHA also operates the federally subsidized Housing Choice Voucher / Section 8 Program for over 5,000 eligible participants in the City of Minneapolis.

The MPHA Board of Commissioners is the governing body of the Agency. Its members are appointed by the Mayor and the City Council to oversee the operation of the Agency, establish operating policy for the Agency, and insure operating compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations. Members of the Board must live or work in the City of Minneapolis. MPHA has a diverse board with varied backgrounds, including residents. We are currently seeking applicants who have highly developed skills and extensive experience in the area of finance, information & technology, business, and experience in subsidized housing programs and the development of subsidized housing or mixed income/mixed use properties.

Deadline: Open until filled.


There are currently (2) council appointed, subject to Mayor veto vacancies for:

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: (612) 673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.


Committee Contact: Paula Sotelo, (612) 342-1439 [email protected] or Dennis Goldberg, (612) 342-1204, [email protected]

City Clerk Contact: (612)673-2216, [email protected].

If you need this material in alternative format please call City Clerk's Office at (612) 673-2216 or email [email protected]. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.


The meeting schedule is adopted for the year at the first (annual) meeting of the year. Meetings normally taking place on the fourth Wednesday of every month (the third Wednesday in November and December) at 1:30 p.m. at 1001 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Board meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Each commissioner will receive payment for attending regular, special and committee meetings at the rate of $55 per meeting, not to exceed $5,000 per year. If salaried public officials or city employees are appointed, they shall serve without compensation.

The board is comprised of nine voting members serving three-year terms: Five Mayoral appointments, including the chairperson, and four Council appointments. One of the Mayor’s appointments must be a resident of public housing managed by the MPHA and classified as high-rise housing. One of the City Council’s appointments must be a resident of public housing managed by the MPHA and classified as family non-high-rise housing.

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Web Site: http://www.mphaonline.org/

If you need this material in an alternative format please contact the City Clerk’s Office or email [email protected]. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.

Attention: If you have any questions regarding this material please call 311

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Last updated Feb 21, 2018



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