NEPNA letter or response to the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework

NEPNA Board meets on Thursday, February 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Northeast Park

Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Home Improvement Grant Program Now Available

(NORTHEAST PARK: Home Improvement Program)

Program Flyer – English
Program Flyer – Spanish

Applications available via the Center for Energy and the Environment

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Program Overview:    NE Park Neighborhood has NRP dollars available that have been designated to help property owners make necessary repairs and improvements.  The intent of this Grant Program is to encourage investment in the neighborhood by maintaining and improving the housing stock.  Other sources of funds are also available, such as MHFA and CEE, which may be used to supplement this program.

Grant Program

  1. Interest Rate: None
  2. Grant Amount: Minimum of $1,000; Maximum of $3,000
  3. Program Match: There is no matching requirement for households with income less than or equal to 100% HUD AMI, based on household size.  If household income is greater than 100% HUD AMI the recipient must match each grant dollar (1:1).  Income will be verified by a copy of the most recent Federal Tax Return.  If a Tax Return is not required to be filed then income will be determined by verifying the projected income over the next 12 months.
  4. Income Limit: No maximum income limit; however, project acceptance will be weighed on a needs basis for individuals who have projects that are critical for safety and security of their homes.  A copy of the most recent Federal Tax Return will be used to determine if a Program Match is required.  If a Tax Return is not required to be filed then income will be determined by verifying the projected income over the next 12 months.
  5. Grant Term: N/A
  6. Eligible Properties: Owner occupied 1-4 unit properties located within the boundaries of the NE Park Neighborhood.  Individual condominiums, townhomes and properties held in a trust are eligible.
  7. Ineligible Properties: Properties with more than 4 units, co-operatives, manufactured homes, time shares, and properties used for commercial purposes.
  8. Eligible Recipients: Owner occupants of 1-4 unit properties within the NE Park Neighborhood who meet the program guideline criteria.
  9. Ineligible Recipients: Include, but are not limited to: co-borrowers with no ownership interest in the subject property and business entities (Associations, Corporations, Partnerships, LLC, etc.).
  10. Ownership / Occupancy: Property must be owner occupied. (NEPNA will review eligibility at 6 months and a year of home grant program to determine eligibility of non-owner occupied 1-4 unit properties located within the boundaries of the NE Park Neighborhood).
  11. Equity: N/A
  12. Debt- to-Income Ratio: N/A
  13. Underwriting / Credit Requirements: Applicants must be current on all mortgage payments and property taxes.
  14. Multiple Grants per Property/Applicant:  Applicants may receive multiple grants, but the combined amounts are not to exceed the program maximum grant amount.
  15. Eligible Improvements: Most interior and exterior improvements
  16. Ineligible Improvements: Work initiated prior to the loan being approved and closed. No recreation or luxury projects (pools, lawn sprinkler systems, playground equipment, saunas, whirlpools, etc.), furniture, and non-permanent appliances. Generally shrubs, trees and landscaping are ineligible improvements unless there is a safety or structural issue. Funds for working capital, debt service or refinancing existing debts are NOT allowed.  CEE will defer to NEPNA chair whenever eligibility of an improvement project is in question.

Additional details available in the Program Guidelines

Applications available via the Center for Energy and the Environment

Program Flyer – English
Program Flyer – Spanish

NEPNA Board Meeting on December 13, at 6:30 PM NE Park Recreation Center

NEPNA 2018 Annual Meeting on November 20, at Sociable Cider Werks

The Northeast Park Neighborhood Association 2018 Annual Meeting is coming up on November 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Sociable Cider Werks – 1500 Fillmore Street NE.

The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to connect with your neighbors, vote for or become a board member, and get to know your local elected officials.

There will be free food and beverages.

Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Seeks Community Organizer

Movie in Northeast Park on June 27, at 9:15 pm

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hosting a Movie in the Park at Northeast Park on Wednesday, June 27.  Kicking and Screaming (2005), rated PG, will start at 9:15 p.m., or approximately 15 minutes after sunset.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come early to grab a good spot.

East of the River Park Master Plan – Park Design Week April 30 to May 4

NEPNA Meeting on April 12, at NE Park Recreation Center

The next Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Board Meeting is coming up on Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the new NE Park Recreation Center – 1530 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Agenda:

1. Review and vote on NEPNA’s 2017 MN Charitable
Organization Annual Report
2. Review and vote on strategic plan for funding NEPNA
NEPNA Community Engagement Plan
Funding Availability
3. Update on the East of the River Master Plan from our
committee advisory member
4. Representatives from the Zombie Pub Crawl will
present on their plan to bring the event to NE

Northeast Park Recreation Center Grand Opening Celebration on March 10

All-day activities start at 9:00am with remarks and ribbon cutting starting at 10:00am.

For more information see the Northeast Recreation Center webpage and the attached invitation.