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Community Planning and Economic Development Department

City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development to Hire New Director of Housing Development and Policy

January 22, 2014 (Minneapolis) - The City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) is hiring a new Director of Housing Development and Policy.

The Director of Housing Development and Policy manages and provides leadership and direction to a staff of approximately 35 employees charged with implementing CPED housing policies and coordinating the development and implementation of an overall department strategy and business plan to ensure that the housing development mix is aligned with desired outcomes.

CPED currently has several large housing initiatives underway including Green Homes North and the Senior Housing Initiative.  Green Homes North is an initiative to build 100 quality, affordable, and sustainable homes in North Minneapolis by 2016 in partnership with nonprofit and private developers.  Currently, 27 of the 100 homes are under construction. The Senior Housing Initiative will help make Minneapolis a fully generational city by providing and focusing on senior housing needs and options so that, as our population ages, senior residents can maintain a household in the city and not be forced to find suitable living arrangements elsewhere.  The Senior Housing Initiative will enhance and create affordable housing options in each ward of the city over the next 12 years.

“Residential real estate development is central to Minneapolis’ growth strategy to be a city where people want to live,” said CPED Executive Director Jeremy Hanson Willis. “At this pivotal moment when demographic shifts are beginning to favor urban communities, we need an innovative and aggressive housing agenda that responds to these emerging trends. This is an exciting time to work for the City's CPED team.”

The City will be taking applications online through Friday, February 7.  For more information and a complete job description visit the City of Minneapolis website.  The City of Minneapolis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

Published Jan 22, 2014