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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Forum on Affordable, Supportive Housing in Seward

This Sunday, there will be a forum at Faith Mennonite Church to talk about affordable housing in general, and proposals for the Bystrom site in Seward near the Franklin Station in particular.

Representatives from Touchstone, PPL, Redesign, and MICAH will be there. I have been asked to help spread the word and think this offers the area a great opportunity to learn and more and discuss important issues and a particular proposed development in the area.

Here is the official notice I got today:

Forum on Affordable, Supportive Housing in Seward , Sunday,

March 15, 5:30 - 6:25 pm at Faith Mennonite Church (2720 E. 22nd St., Mpls)

The Community of St. Martin and Faith Mennonite Church are offering an Adult Education session about a new affordable housing project that is proposed in the Seward neighborhood. Please come join this discussion to learn more about this project. MICAH, the Metropolitan Interfaith Council for Affordable Housing, will be presenting a program on the impact of the housing crisis on our neighborhoods along with a brief legislative update on housing and foreclosure bills.

This presentation will be tied to the Bystrom site Franklin LRT Redevelopment planned by Seward Redesign. Currently, a partnership of Project for Pride in Living and Touchstone are proposing 40 units of permanent supportive housing in the first phase of this four-acre parcel redevelopment. Come to discuss current housing issues and the great potential in this critical transit oriented development right in the Seward neighborhood.-- Michael Bischoff, Faith Mennonite Church612-521-1889


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