The Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) serves the state's housing and community development needs. Our mission is to be the leading housing and community development organization in Minnesota by promoting strong, viable communities for all Minnesotans, particularly those with low and moderate incomes. Our goal is to enhance the knowledge and effectiveness of our members through professional development, education and advocacy.
Minnesota NAHRO pursues its mission by providing a forum to exchange information and keep abreast of current community development strategies and best practices. Minnesota NAHRO provides valuable resources and educational opportunities through statewide conferences and trainings.
Our members include over 400 individuals, including agency commissioners; 150 Agency Members; and 50 other for profit and non-profit organizations. Our member agencies own and operate more than 21,000 public housing units across the state. In addition, our members administer affordable housing programs such as 31,000 Section 8 vouchers, over 10,000 rural development units, foreclosure prevention, homebuyer education and loan financing. In the jurisdictions they serve, member agencies also address community revitalization and economic development needs. The populations served by these programs are often the most vulnerable including:
- 64 percent of the households are headed by seniors or those with disabilities
- Nearly 75 percent of the residents of public housing have annual incomes of under $15,000.
- One third of public housing residents are children, many of whom are at high risk of homelessness or recently homeless;
Minnesota NAHRO and its member agencies are critical partners at the local level to address community redevelopment. Every day, the members of Minnesota NAHRO provide affordable housing and livable communities for all Minnesotans through the association of its agency members.