Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing

Are you a low income renter? Trying to become a homeowner? Someone who has experienced homelessness? A housing advocate? Apply to be part of the City of Minneapolis’ Advisory Committee on Housing. The committee advises city leaders on all aspects of housing policy at a time when housing issues are more critical than ever. With record low rental vacancy rates, rising rents and a shortage of homes available for first time homebuyers, the city is seeking input from residents affected by the current housing market to help inform and guide city housing policy decisions.


There are twenty-one two year vacancies appointed by City Council and Mayor, representative comprised from the Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, an Emergency Shelter Provider, a Renter Advocate, a Nonprofit Community Development, Rental Property, a representative of homeownership organization/eliminating racial disparities in homeownership rates and a representative of organization that works for equity in housing.

Seats 1 - 21:  Terms to begin January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.

Deadline: Applications will be received until November 1, 2020.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).
Send completed forms to
[email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.

In your application, please address the following:


Staff Contact for Committee: Katie Topinka, 612-673-5068
City Clerk Contact:  Open appointments, 612-673-2216

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded to staff in the Community Planning and Economic Development, Regulatory Services and Health Departments. Applications are then reviewed by staff with input from the Mayor’s Office and the Housing Policy and Development (HPD) Committee for recommendation to the City Council.

Additional Information

The Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing advises the City Council, the Mayor and City departments on a wide range of issues related to housing, including but not limited to: city housing policy; homelessness and housing instability; fair housing; housing development; rental licensing; accessibility; maintenance; health and sustainability.

The committee is intended to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic and gender diversity of Minneapolis residents most affected by the current housing environment, which has low vacancy rates, a shortage of available affordable rentals, and a large disparity in homeownership rates between white households and households of color.

Meetings are typically held the second Thursday of each month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Minneapolis City Hall. Members are required to take City ethics training and an oath of office.

The Advisory Committee selects its own leadership team to facilitate meetings and work closely with City staff to create meeting agendas. The Committee is staffed by the Community Planning and Economic Development, Regulatory Services and Health Departments.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216.
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Last updated Oct 1, 2020



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