Applications Open: Housing Stability Grants

Too many people in the Twin Cities region do not have access to safe, healthy, affordable, and reliable housing. In particular, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities, people with disabilities, and low-wealth communities face barriers to this critical resources. Market conditions have shown that the housing market does not work for most low-income people, so solutions may require questioning long held assumptions, creating innovative solutions, and attempting new ideas to address housing stability.

To address these challenges and identify solutions, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Alliance will issue Housing Stability Grants to support BIPOC communities, people with disabilities, and low-wealth communities working to build power and advance systems and policy changes at the local level. These grants are intended to support organizations that have demonstrated capacity for systems/policy change and community engagement or organizing efforts in their communities. Grants will enhance the capacity among community-based organizations to partner with key decision-makers and institutions, while identifying strategic opportunities to leverage their power for better community outcomes.

Read the full guidelines, process and scoring outline here

Click here for the application

CURA and The Alliance will host an information session for potential applicants about the grants and the types of projects being sought: 

Housing Stability Grant Information Session
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 11:30 am – 1 pm
Location: CURA (3rd floor of the Humphrey Building)
301 19th Ave S #330, Minneapolis, MN 55455

2020 Grant Timeline

  • February 7: Applications open
  • Feb 20: Q&A Session (see above)
  • March 8: Full Proposals due
  • Week of March 30: Review committee meetings
  • Week of April 13: Grant notification

Applications due on or before March 8. Questions? Email