Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) was created by ordinance 86-Or-034 on 2/28/1986. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority in and for the City of Minneapolis (MPHA) is an independent Agency charged with the responsibility to manage federally subsidized housing for eligible low income families, elderly, and disabled tenants. MPHA owns and manages over 5,000 apartments in 42 high-rise properties and over 700 single family homes in every Minneapolis neighborhood in addition to the nation’s first assisted living / memory care facility for low income tenants and a senior Health & Wellness Center in Heritage Park. MPHA also operates the federally subsidized Housing Choice Voucher / Section 8 Program for over 5,000 eligible participants in the City of Minneapolis.

The MPHA Board of Commissioners is the governing body of the Agency. Its members are appointed by the Mayor and the City Council to provide oversight of the Agency, establish operating policy for the Agency, and ensure operating compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations. Members of the Board must live or work in the City of Minneapolis. MPHA has a diverse board with varied backgrounds, including residents. We are currently seeking applicants who have highly developed skills and extensive experience in the area of finance, general business, and the development of affordable housing or mixed income/mixed use properties.


Three Council appointments, subject to Mayor veto.

Seats 6 - 8:  Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023.

Note: Seat 6 - Resident of Public Housing in Family Non-High Rise

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 Open appointments, 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.


Committee Contact: Paula Sotelo, (612) 342-1439
City Clerk Contact: Open appointments, 612-673-2216

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Board, Mayor, and City Council President Staff for their consideration. Applications are reviewed by the Community Development & Regulatory Services for recommendation to the full Council.

Additional Information

The meeting schedule is adopted for the year at the first (annual) meeting of the year. Meetings normally taking place on the fourth Wednesday of every month (the third Wednesday in November and December) at 1:30 p.m. at 1001 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Board meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Each commissioner will receive payment for attending regular, special and committee meetings at the rate of $55 per meeting, not to exceed $5,000 per year. If salaried public officials or city employees are appointed, they shall serve without compensation.

The board is comprised of nine voting members serving three-year terms: Five Mayoral appointments, including the chairperson, and four Council appointments. One of the Mayor’s appointments must be a resident of public housing managed by the MPHA and classified as high-rise housing. One of the City Council’s appointments must be a resident of public housing managed by the MPHA and classified as family non-high-rise housing.

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Web Site: http://www.mphaonline.org/

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.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Oct 1, 2020



Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

City Clerk's Office  ©1997-2021 City of Minneapolis, MN


311 call center

311 TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Watch Minneapolis City Council TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo