Housing Task Force


Central Neighborhood needs secure, safe, affordable housing.

Our purpose is to work for  housing stability of Central residents. Historically focused on providing grants and low interest loans to low income home owners, CANDO is also working to support the needs of renters in Central.

Our strategies: organizing community members around housing quality and affordability issues. Marketing housing grants and loans to community members in need.

Questions? Want to get involved? Come to our next meeting or email housing@thecentralneighborhood.com.

Next Meeting:

July 18th, 6-8pm

Community Forum on Rent Affordability

The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization welcomes community members to join us on July 18th, 2018 at 6 PM for our Community Forum on Rent Affordability. We will review CANDO’s past work and utilize your input to create a plan reach our goal of maintaining access to affordable housing in the Central Neighborhood!

Refreshments, Childcare, Spanish & Somali translation provided.


Housing Loan Programs


CANDO's Housing Loan and Grant programs will resume later in 2018. Since the closing of GMHC's Housing Resource Center, we are working with Center for Energy and Environment to service our loan program again. Check back for more updates or send an email to housing@thecentralneighborhood.com to be put on our contact list when the applications are available.

In the meantime, here are other organizations that may be able to offer support:

MN Housing Finance Agency

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities