County board actions: January 23

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

County board actions

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Pilot program aims to keep more North Minneapolis residents in their homes

The board accepted a $260,000 McKnight Foundation grant to provide emergency assistance to North Minneapolis households at risk of eviction. 

As part of this pilot project, 200 low-income families will receive legal help, along with social and employment services. The county will work with NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid on this effort. 

Learn more about this action.

Reducing eviction rates is part of the county's overall strategy for preventing homelessness. Learn about how the county is working to end homelessness, one person at a time

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Leaders appointed to Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Voting January 9 as the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, the board re-elected District 2 Commissioner Linda Higgins and District 5 Commissioner Debbie Goettel as vice chair of the authority.

Board meeting calendars

Housing and Redevelopment Authority meetings will continue taking place immediately following the first scheduled Hennepin County committee meetings of each month.

View the 2018 board and committee meeting calendar.

Current and archival board meetings, agendas and minutes are available online. View at www.hennepin.us/boardmeetings

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