Anyone trying to judge the state of the housing sector in America today could be excused for feeling a bit befuddled. The worst of the housing downturn is far from over. There is no doubt about the fact that the cooling housing market has already taken a slice out of the economy in general and those in the lowest economic line such as the residents of Hawthorne are hardest hit. Our Housing Program which operates as the Housing Committee is designed to address the neighborhood housing problems such as foreclosure prevention.
There are a variety of financial programs available to assist people interested in moving to the Hawthorne Neighborhood. We can be a great tool for you to utilize when looking to deal with your current home or seeking to buy a new one.
For a list of available financial assistance programs, please visit our housing resources page.
The Hawthorne EcoVillage development represents shared a vision among Hawthorne neighborhood residents and leaders, community agencies and the City to respond pro-actively to area toughest issues: crime, poverty, rising foreclosure rates and vacant housing, unemployment, and overall resident health.
Visit our EcoVillage Project page to learn more.
Hawthorne and its residents who are active with the Housing Committee continue to learn from and utilize the partnerships we have established. At a neighborhood barbecue recently, residents from all over north Minneapolis came together to see what it is like in the area.
Some city officials attended this meeting as well, and residents were able to connect with them in terms of what city resources can be used to respond and how neighbors can make that happen. In the EcoVillage, we have partnered with:
- Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
- LHB Architects
- The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
- The Home Depot Foundation
- Northside Home Fund
- Family Housing Fund
- The Foreclosure Prevention Partners’ Council
- The Foreclosure Relief Law Project
- Minneapolis CPED
- Minneapolis Police Department
- The City of Minneapolis Inspections Department
- Problem Properties Unit
While some of these partnerships must remain exclusive to the EcoVillage, much of what we do together can be replicated throughout Hawthorne and indeed throughout Minneapolis. We are connecting regular residents with city institutions and other organizations so that they have direct input regarding issues that affect their lives. Our continued success in this arena is the foundation on which the neighborhood will build a bright and strong future.