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.
The 2010 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is looking for homeowners and home improvement professionals who would like to put their homes on the Tour. Nominations and applications are due Thursday, January 21, 2010, and early submissions are encouraged. The Tour, in its 23rd year, will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, 2010.
Learn how to reduce your energy use and save money! The Audubon Neighborhood Association has teamed up with the Center for Energy and Environment, CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy to offer Audubon homeowners Community Energy Services, CES, a full service residential energy program.
A public hearing will be held on September 10 at 1:00 pm in Room 317 of City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., on the proposed demolition of the property at 2536 Polk Street NE. The Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel will hear an appeal of an order of the Director of Inspections to demolish this property. You may present testimony at the hearing on the alleged nuisance.
Launching in early 2010, the Community Energy Services (CES) program will give Audubon homeowners the chance to be among the first Minnesota residents to participate in a new full-service residential energy program!
The City of Minneapolis housing inspections staff plan to inspect of parts of Audubon Park beginning in June to address property maintenance violations. Neighbors are reminded to keep their properties in compliance with city ordinances and report code violations by calling 311 or online. Keeping our neighborhood's housing stock in good condition is critical to maintaining our quality of life and attracting new residents.
The following is a list of common violations:
Growth and vegetation that hangs over the edge of the public alley or public sidewalk must be cut and removed. A clearance of 7 feet over public sidewalks and 14 feet over public alleys is required.
The City of Minneapolis has created the Minneapolis Advantage Program, a loan program to help potential buyers purchase a foreclosed, vacant or boarded home in neighborhoods that have been the most highly impacted. This program offers $10,000 that can be used to pay for closing costs, down payment, or even small repairs to the home. This is a Five-year forgivable loan with 0% interest.