Federal leaders, Mayor Frey celebrate new affordable housing units

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Federal, county, and city leaders gathered on Tuesday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the first of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s (MPHA) new “deeply affordable” homes across Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Region V Administrator Diane Shelley, Hennepin County Board Chair Irene Fernando, MPHA leaders, and residents of the Family Housing Expansion Project to commemorate the opening of the affordable housing project.

The affordable unit is one of 84 new affordable homes in Minneapolis that constitute the MPHA’s largest new-unit development in two decades, Ally Peters, a spokesperson for the mayor, says.

The work on the Family Housing Expansion Project would not be allowed if the city was required to revert back from the 2040 plan to the 2030 plan, Peters said.


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