Ward 8 Update - September 7, 2018

CM Andrea Jenkins



Office Hours: Monday 9-11 a.m.

Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St.


Join us on Thursday, October 4th for the Fifth Annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit! Building on four years of national leadership on trans equity, the City of Minneapolis is focusing this year on Health and Wellness. Community members and organizations interested in furthering transgender equity are encouraged to attend.

Trans Equity Summit
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
Hennepin Theater Trust, 900 Hennepin Ave.

The summit will include breakout sessions on the services available in Minnesota, overcoming barriers to care and strategies for mental health resiliency.

The keynote address will be from Minnesota native Kye Allums, who in 2010 became the first openly transgender college athlete in NCAA Division I sports.

Hosted by the City of Minneapolis in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the event is free and open to the public. Register here and find more information at www.minneapolismn.gov/TransEquity.

Afternoons with Andrea! The DRAFT Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan and the Future of Housing


When: Friday, September 14,12:00 - 1:00pm
Where: Butter Bakery Cafe, 3700 Nicollet Ave.

Join us for a midday discussion about housing policy centered around the DRAFT Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

We will be joined by housing policy expert Jim Kumon, Executive Director, Incremental Development Alliance, Tawanna Black, CEO Center for Economic Inclusion and Andrea Brennan, Housing Policy and Development Director, City of Minneapolis.

The conversation will engage Ward 8 residents around equitable development and inclusionary growth.

View the Facebook event here.  We will see you on September 14! 

Apply to be part of the City’s new Advisory Committee on Housing


The City is now accepting applications for a new 21-member Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing, a panel that will advise City leaders on all aspects of housing policy. Applications are due Oct. 5.

The formation of the committee comes as Minneapolis faces significant housing challenges including a shortage of affordable housing, homelessness and housing instability, and record low availability of rentals and affordable homes for purchase. The committee will be staffed by employees from the Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), Regulatory Services and Health departments.

The committee will include 12 resident members reflecting the diversity of Minneapolis and perspectives from renters, homeowners, people who have experienced homelessness, rental property owners and affordable housing advocates.

It will also include nine representatives from organizations that work on housing issues, including one from each of the following:

  • Hennepin County Continuum of Care Operating Committee of Heading Home Hennepin.
  • Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.
  • An organization that provides emergency or overnight shelter services in Minneapolis.
  • An organization that advocates for renters.
  • A nonprofit community development organization.
  • An organization that advocates for rental property owners.
  • An organization that supports homeownership and the elimination of racial disparities in homeownership rates.
  • An organization that works for equity in housing, including preventing involuntary displacement of people in low-income communities of color.

Visit the City’s website for application requirements and more information. Applications will be reviewed by City staff with input from Mayor Jacob Frey’s office and the City Council Housing Policy and Development Committee, which will vote on recommended members and then forward the recommendation to the full City Council for consideration. The City Council will appoint eight of the 12 resident representatives and the mayor will appoint four.

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Andrea Jenkins, 350 S. Fifth St., City Hall Room 307, Minneapolis, MN 55415


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