Alliance’s work makes it possible for individuals and families to create homes for themselves, regardless of income and background by developing and managing housing that is:
• relational, and
In addition, Alliance housing challenges the environment that limits our residents’ opportunities.
Impact and Programs
Property management operations allowed 96 households – 109 adults and 72 kids - the opportunity to create homes for themselves, regardless of housing and criminal history. Average housing tenure among tenants of 3.5 years (with a range of 3 months to 19+ years). 80+% of Alliance’s tenants would be rejected by standard rental screening criteria of other landlords: felony conviction or eviction in last 5 years and rent more than 50% of their income.
Completed 30 year capital replacement plan and budget for scattered site properties. Launched effort to raise $1,000,000 over next 5 years to support long term property sustainability work.
Completed construction and lease-up of Minnehaha Commons - home for 44 elderly adults who have experienced homelessness and other barriers to housing.
Was awarded $2 million dollars of capital funding needed (15%) to build 3301 Nicollet – proposed home for 64 households of low wage workers, including 20 households with history of chronic homelessness.
Actively participated along with several tenants in Make Homes Happen Minneapolis advocacy campaign that resulted in maintaining $40 million of resources budgeted for affordable housing.
Exceeded budget goals for individual and corporate donations and foundation grants.
Exceeded operating cash reserve goals 10 out of 12 months.
A. Property and Asset Management – Making it possible for our residents to create a home for themselves long-term.
1. Goal: Maintain Alliance properties so they are an asset to our tenants and neighbors and highly regarded by our public funders.
2. Goal: Establish niche as 2nd chance housing provider while maintaining tenant stability and peaceful properties.
3. Goal: Keep rents affordable to low wage workers and adults on a fixed income.
B. Real Estate Development - Creating quality and accessible housing for adults and families who need it.
1. Goal: Increase housing options for adults and families with low wages and income, most often screened out of housing, with access to transportation that allow them to efficiently access life’s necessities.
2. Goal: Increase and explore options for new Alliance Housing office space that creates space for all staff and functions.
C. Advocacy and Communication - Telling the affordable, stable housing story.
1. Goal: Articulate and advocate for a policy agenda that increases resources for housing those with the lowest income and addresses issues that impede access to and retention of stable housing.
Community or Constituency Served
Very low income adults and families, many of whom need a 2nd chance to access affordable rental housing due to their criminal, housing or credit history.
Geographic Area Served
Our housing is all located in the City of Minneapolis, MN. Our tenants can come from anywhere.