Fix It Fund
A Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Cooperative
Program Launches on April 27
Armatage, Fulton, Kenny and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations have joined forces to offer a new home improvement and emergency loan program.
Home Improvement Loans:
$5,000-$20,000 loan amounts
3% interest rate
No income limit
Approved Projects: most exterior and interior projects are eligible
$3,000-$8,000 loan amounts
0% interest rate; payments deferred for 5 years
Income Limit of 80% of the Area Median Income
Approved Projects: repair of imminent conditions that make a home uninhabitable
Click the attachement below to view the full program guidelines for both programs.
This loan program will be administered by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC). GMHC will begin accepting phone and web inquiries at 9 a.m. on Mon., Apr. 27. Loans will be disbursed on a first-come, first served basis. This project is funded by a neighborhood program using city funds and no funds are paid in advance. Payment will be made after the work is completed, inspected, permits closed out and lien waivers collected.
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
www.gmhchousing.org (follow the prompts to Kenny Neighborhood)
In the past 5 days we have noticed two patterns of burglaries occur in both the Lynnhurst and Kenny Neighborhoods, they are as follows:
10/23- 5408 Colfax Av S, (CCN: 14-377885) –Occurred overnight, nobody home, rear door was forced open. Unknown loss at this time, victim is on vacation.
10/24- 5103 Colfax Ave S.( CCN: 14-377989)- Attempt Only- occurred overnight, victim returned home to find that someone had attempted to force her rear door open. No loss.
10/24- 5101 Emerson Ave S. :( CCN: 14-377998)-Daytime- Nobody home, Suspect gained entry by breaking window out of front porch. Loss was electronic equipment, cash, jewelry and checks.
10/28-5837 Dupont Ave S. (CCN 14-383050)-Suspect broke into a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. Suspect then made entry into the garage. Items were moved around, unknown if there is a loss
10/28-5821 Dupont Ave S, (CCN 14-383043)-Suspect entered through the overhead garage door and busted out a vehicle window and removed items.
10/28-5829 Dupont Ave S. (CCN: 14-383215)-Suspect entered a vehicle parked in the driveway. Suspect removed a GPS, in dash CD player and GPS charger. Suspect then used the garage door opener to open the garage. No loss determined in the garage.
Solid Waste and Recycling in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Armatage Neighborhood Association are proud to announce the opening of residential organics drop-offs at Armatage Park. The drop-off will be open beginning on Tuesday October 14, 2014.
Residential organics include all food waste (including food items that you should not compost in a backyard bin such as meat, bones and dairy), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds, filters, cotton swabs, dryer lint, and popsicle sticks. Yard waste and pet waste are not accepted. Residents must drop-off their organic materials in a compostable bag (either paper or certified compostable plastic). Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax coated boxes do not need to be bagged.
The drop-off is open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost. For the first six weeks to two months, the drop-off will have the following designated delivery times when volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents that will be used to help craft the message for the future city-wide organics collection program.
· Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
· Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It is anticipated that drop off hours will expand once the orientation period is complete after six weeks to two months.
For more information on the Residential Organics Recycling Program and Drop-Offs in the City: www.minneapolismn.gov/organics
Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano, in conjunction with the City's Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED), is pleased to announce the release of "The Toolkit for Neighbors of New Construction." This document is designed to equip neighbors with the information needed to prepare for and handle any issues that may arise during the course of residential infill construction.
* Who's who in City government when it comes to construction?
* Steps recommended to prepare for construction
* Handling common construction management issues
* What to do if you experience property damage
While the Toolkit was put together by the Ward 13 office, it is intended to be useful to all Minneapolis residents.
Please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/mdr/new/index.htm to download the Toolkit.