Articles

Interviews

Letters

  • Thank You Letters November 21, 2012 to Senator Cohen and Minnesota Housing for 2012 G.O. Bond/Publicly Owned Housing Program (POHP); Economic Development and Housing Challenge Program for Multi-Family Housing (EDHC-MF)

Notices

Presentations

  • June 2014 PHA Executive Director Jon Gutzmann's Presentation at CLPHA's Summer Meeting: "Housing and Health Go Hand In Hand." Panel discussion of strategies for developing sustainable partnerships with the health care system. The panel ended with a collaborative discussion of the replicability of health initiatives, sparked by Mr. Gutzmann's presentation.
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  • March 27, 2013 History of St. Paul Public Housing Agency. The video includes narration and photos.
  • March 26, 2013 - Professor Edward Goetz and Executive Director Jon Gutzmann spoke about the value of and ongoing need for public housing, and about St. Paul as an example of how public housing can work. They also discussed the challenges of continuing to run public housing at a time when federal resources are being withdrawn.
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  • Presentations to MN NAHRO Spring Conference, May 27, 2011, "Writing Policies for Public Housing and Section 8 Voucher Programs". PHA Housing Policy Director Al Hester, Section 8 Programs Manager Dominic Mitchell and Program Coordinator Alicia Huckleby discussed the distinction between policies and procedures and suggested approaches for writing new policies. Writing and interpreting policies on reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities was one of the featured topics.
  • Presentation to MN NAHRO Leadership Retreat, July 25, 2007, "Federal Legislative Update". PHA Housing Policy Director Al Hester summarized the current status of appropriations and authorizing legislation. The presentation includes details of the Section 8 Voucher Reform Act ("SEVRA", HR 1851), as provided by the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities (CBPP). The version linked here is in PDF format. To obtain a PowerPoint version, please send an e-mail request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Presentation to MN NAHRO Spring Conference, May 25, 2007, "Save Public Housing". PHA Executive Director Jon Gutzmann encouraged other Minnesota housing agencies to modify this presentation for use in their communities. The version linked here is in PDF format. To obtain a PowerPoint version that can be modified by inserting local pictures and data, please send an e-mail request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Presentation to the Mayor January 2006
  • Presentation to PHA Board February 23, 2005; "HOME" homeownership program, 15-year overview.
  • Presentation to St. Paul City Council PHA Overview and Housing Policy Issues, February 23, 2005

Press Releases

  • November 30, 2015 St. Paul Public Housing Agency rises to the public need of the future: “10 hi-rises powered by 100% solar energy”
  • January 29, 2015 St. Paul Public Housing Agency seeks renewable energy opportunities: "going green and saving money."
  • October 23, 2014 announcing Minnesota Housing Finance Agency awarded $1,080,000 to St. Paul Public Housing Agency to construct twelve new homes at McDonough Homes family development
  • September 4, 2014 announcing ground breaking for four new homes at St. Paul Public Housing Agency's Mt. Airy Homes family development.
  • September 3, 2013 announcing ground breaking for six new homes at St. Paul Public Housing Agency's Roosevelt Townhomes family development.
  • April 30, 2013 announcing that St. Paul Fire Department Chief will recognize the PHA For 20 year fire sprinkler program
  • April 2, 2013 announcing the modernization of St. Paul Public Housing Agency's Dunedin Terrace family development.
  • May 8, 2012 announcing that Saint Paul Public Housing Agency was named "Community Partner of the Year" by Metro State University.
  • December 13, 2011 announcing the PHA's properties are in excellent condition; PHA earns HUD's "High Performer" ratings - again; also recognized for excellence in financial reporting
  • June 10, 2011 announcing the PHA's donation of historic book to St. Paul Public Library; book shows City planned public housing on the current Mt. Airy site in the 1930s
  • June 30, 2010 announcing the PHA wins HUD's "High Performer" ratings and also recognized for excellence in financial reporting
  • June 30, 2010 announcing $198,657 for new housing vouchers for homeless veterans
  • July 28, 2009 announcing $1 million for new housing vouchers for homeless veterans, reuniting families and homeless youth
  • June 5, 2009 press event summary announcing contract awards of over $11 Million in Recovery Act and other capital funding.
  • May 28, 2009 press event announcing contract awards of over $11 Million in Recovery Act and other capital funding.
  • May 15, 2009 announcing contract awards for $11 Million; obligates 100% of PHA’s Federal Stimulus Grant.
  • March 10, 2008 recognizing Saint Paul Public Housing Agency for excellence in financial reporting.
  • August 24, 2006 re: press conference on public housing funding shortfalls.

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