The mission of the ANA Housing Committee is to continue to improve the quality and safety of neighborhood housing stock; to foster the development and preservation of a mix of housing, and maintain a long-term funding program, to meet current and anticipated needs. The ANA Housing Committee meets quarterly. Please contact the ANA office at 612-788-8790 for upcoming meeting dates.
Audubon homeowners are invited to participate in the Community Energy Services (CES) program. CES begins with FREE educational workshops where homeowners can schedule a customized home energy visit. The visit includes a blower door test which measures for air leaks in the home, as well as the installation of energy and money saving materials. These materials may include compact fluorescent light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe wrap, a programmable thermostat and more! Participants are also provided with energy tracking and feedback, information on innovative financing and access to specialized rebates available to only program participants. The cost to homeowners is a co-pay of only $30. However, ANA will cover the cost of the co-pay for the first 200 participants. That means participants receive up to $400 in materials and services for FREE!
Twin City Habitat for Humanity proposes to construct a new house at 3035 Tyler Street NE. The previous owner of the property, which contains an older house, donated it to Habitat for Humanity. The existing house will be demolished and the new house will be built later this year.
Rain gardens are beautiful – and environmentally significant – landscaping features that are gaining popularity. ANA is partnering with Metro Blooms to educate Audubon homeowners about the benefits and beauty of rain gardens. Audubon homeowners and property owners are now eligible to participate in a neighborhood rain garden program to manage stormwater runoff in the Mississippi River watershed.
The 2011 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is already looking for homeowners and home improvement professionals who would like to be featured on the late-April tour. Nominations/applications are due Saturday, January 15 and early submissions are encouraged. The tour, in its 24th year, will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1.
Community Energy Services, a one-stop residential energy program, is helping homes start saving before these upcoming Winter months. Audubon homeowners are invited to attend a FREE educational workshop:
Thursday, October 7th, 6:30 p.m.
Windom Open School (5821 Wentworth Ave. S)
Tuesday, October 19th, 6:30 p.m.
Washburn High School (201 W. 49th St.)
Join over 1,700 Minneapolis homeowners that have already participated in Community Energy Services, the one-stop residential energy program designed to help save homeowner’s energy and money. A free educational workshop for Audubon homeowners will be held at Audubon Park (1320 29th Ave. NE) on Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m.
More than 50 homes will be open during the 23rd annual Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour, including one right here in Audubon Park! The free, self guided tour will start Saturday, April 24th, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, April 25th, 1PM - 5PM. The home tour hopes to give homeowners inspiration and ideas on how to improve their homes.