I am initiating a Southeast Como Homeownership Working Group to explore strategies and identify resources to promote homeownership in the Como neighborhood.
An initial group will be meeting in the SECIA offices on May 21. The group includes Elizabeth Ryan and Mark Anderson from the City Community Planning and Economic Development staff, Jim Roth from the Minneapolis Consortium of Community Developers, Carol Lansing from the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, Deanna Foster from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Jan Morlock from the University and Katie Fournier and James De Sota from SECIA. Arvonne Fraser from Marcy Holms will also be attending.
We will discuss the possible creation of a Southeast Community Development Committee, as well as working with other established CDCs in town. The goal of this group is to come up with possible strategies and resources for protecting and increasing homeownership in Southeast Minneapolis.