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Urban Homeworks is leading the fight for housing justice so that all people have a safe, stable, and dignified place to live.

Accessible Homeownership

Urban Homeworks (UHW) develops high-quality, energy-efficient rehabilitations and new constructions in Minneapolis to be sold at affordable rates to low- and middle-income, first-time buyers.

Affordable Rentals

Urban Homeworks rents dignified and affordable homes to those predominantly at or below 50-60% of the area median income (AMI).

Housing Justice Advocacy

Urban Homeworks is helping co-create communities where trust among neighbors is high, connections are strong, and historically silenced voices are amplified and heard to transform their neighborhoods.

a construction site from above

A safe, dignified, and affordable home is the foundation from which everyone thrives.

a bar graph showing the Black homeownership rate decreasing since 1950 and the white homeownership rate increasing

The Black homeownership rate peaked in Minnesota in 1950 and has fallen almost every decade since then. Almost seventy-five years later, the gap between Black and white homeowners has more than doubled.

Source: (Federal Reserve Bank MPLS, 2016)

a bar graph showing the immense gap between renters looking for affordable units and affordable rental units available

There are only 35,105 rental units available for the 103,140 extremely low-income renter households who live in the Twin Cities region.

Source: (Minnesota Housing Partnership, 2021)

two charts showing the percentage of people who trust their neighbors

31% of Black Americans say they trust all or most of their neighbors, compared to 62% of white Americans.

Source: (Pew Research Center, 2016)

We envision a world where there is housing justice for all.

Urban Homeworks has sold 108 homes since inception in 1995.

Urban Homeworks is home for 360+ rental residents across 133 units.

Urban Homeworks engages our community in housing justice.

Urban Homeworks

927 W Broadway Ave, Suite 301
Minneapolis, MN 55411

UHW Property Management: 612-598-6545
UHW Emergency Maintenance: 612-333-1250 (press 2)
UHW Office: 612-724-9002

Communications@urbanhomeworks.org