Family Housing Fund

About Us

The Family Housing Fund is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide safe, affordable, sustainable homes to all families in the Twin Cities metropolitan area through ongoing partnerships with the public and private sector. Established in 1980, the Fund supports the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the Metropolitan Council, and Minnesota Housing in their efforts to meet the region's affordable housing needs. Originally created by The McKnight Foundation and the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the Fund officially extended its service area in 1997 to include the entire Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area. As a housing intermediary, the Fund brings together people, money, and expertise to support the delivery of affordable housing as a key component of a healthy community and an equitable, economically competitive region. As a funder, the Fund raises grant dollars and program related investments from foundations and corporations and uses those funds to make targeted grants and loans for the creation and preservation of quality affordable housing. As a convener and facilitator, the Fund brings together individuals and organizations from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to develop ways to meet the growing demand for sustainable housing and to identify and tackle strategic housing and community development issues. And as an educator, the Fund provides information to community leaders and the general public about housing needs and opportunities. Since 1980, the Fund has invested more than $230 million to help finance 35,366 affordable homeownership, rental, and supportive housing units and leveraged more than $3 billion from government entities, private lenders, investors, and others for affordable housing.

Contact Us

Ellen K. Sahli, President

801 Nicollet Mall, Suite 1825
Minneapolis,  Minnesota   55402
Phone: (612)375-9644

Debt and Equity Investing

  • Commercial and/or Development Lending
  • Consumer Mortgage Lending