St. Paul Public Housing Agency
W. Andrew Boss Building
555 Wabasha Street North
Suite 400
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
(651) 298-5664

Equal Housing Opportunity

About the Central Office W. Andrew Boss Building

The PHA's W. Andrew Boss Building at 555 Wabasha Street North is conveniently located on the north edge of downtown St. Paul, directly across from the State Capitol.

The building houses the PHA's administrative offices for public housing and Section 8 including the rental office. Approximately one-third of the building is leased to commercial tenants, generating revenues that subsidize the PHA's business of providing safe and affordable housing. There is some commercial space available for lease. Click here for more information.

The Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (OEA) has chosen the PHA's W. Andrew Boss Building as an example of "Building Greener." The OEA develops brief case studies of new and renovated buildings in Minnesota to demonstrate real-world applications of sustainable building principles and strategies. Sustainable building involves a broad spectrum of choices about resource efficiency and pollution prevention. The result is buildings that are more economical to operate and maintain, healthier and more productive for occupants, and less burdensome on the environment.

Revenue from the W. Andrew Boss Building that is not used to cover building operations and planned future capital needs may be spent to enhance public housing programs and enrich the lives of PHA residents.

Since 1998 (through Fiscal Year 2013) the following funds have been used to support these opportunities:

           HOME Ownership
$ 239,975
HOME Entry Cost Assistance
40,000
HousingLink
135,000
JobsPlus
12,500
Resident Scholarships
60,000
Boys & Girls Club
50,000
Community Gatherings
167,200
Promise Fellows
19,534
Nursing Student Clinic Equipment
10,000
Strategic Planning
44,100
Iowa Hi-Rise Building Renovation
25,000
Tenant Relocation Assistance (Wilder)
8,113
Americorp CTEP
4,000
TOTAL   
$ 815,422
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