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:

August 15, 6-8pm

On July 18, 2018 around 40 people gathered at the CANDO office for the Rent Affordability Community Forum.

Highlights included a screening of the first episodes of Free Truth Media’s “Makers of History” documentary on housing affordability in the Twin Cities. Also community members shared what we could bring to table to make rent affordability a reality for our Central neighborhood!

We will be moving forward with the Tenant & Landlord database which will help renters find reputable landlords in Central. We envision this opening the pathway to provide rental property owners with funds for repairs if they agree to keep their rental units affordable.


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