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NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Today, we caucus! Seven days from now, we vote on Super Tuesday! However, did you know that you can vote today or up until Tuesday, March 3rd in Minnesota's Presidential Primary? Find out where you can vote and look up your sample ballot on the City's Elections and Voter Services website.

Dear Neighbors,


In Minneapolis, rents keep rising and wages are not keeping up. This trend is directly displacing Latino and low-income families, forcing them to move out of the city they have helped to make strong.
If you're a landlord or own property, you can help fight back against this gentrification by participating in the City's Stable Homes Stable Schools Program or in the 4d Affordable Housing Incentive Program. Below, you will find more details about each one of these programs. We need your help spreading the word about these opportunities for landlords as currently, the programs are under-enrolling landowners who can provide the homes for the long waitlist of tenants and renters. Through increased awareness of these programs, we hope to recruit more participants in these efforts so that we can all work together to keep our city affordable.
I also invite you to join one of the City sponsored affordable homeownership listening sessions. We welcome you to participate in these sessions so you can tell us how the City can better support long-term, affordable homeownership opportunities for our communities.
En la lucha,
During the last school year, nearly 2,500 Minneapolis Public Schools students experienced homelessness. A pioneering program called Stable Homes Stable Schools has launched to provide stable housing to Minneapolis Public Schools students and families at risk of, and currently experiencing, homelessness. Seventy percent of the homeless and highly mobile elementary school students attended one of the 15 schools participating in the Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative.
Stable Homes Stable Schools engages landlords and works with them to keep rents affordable by providing rental assistance and personalized wrap-around services to families facing barriers to long-term housing stability.
In order to provide this service, a high number of landlords are needed to provide the housing opportunities for the long waitlist full of families seeking a healthy home. For more information about the program, please visit the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority website or the City of Minneapolis' Stable Homes Stable Schools website.
Landlords or property owners can also call City Staff directly to ask questions, learn more about the program, and request to participate:
Katie Topinka, Housing Policy Coordinator

612-673-5068

katie (dot) topinka (at) minneapolismn (dot) gov

4D PROGRAM PROVIDES INCENTIVES FOR LANDLORDS, LOWER COST FOR RENTERS

In the Spring of 2019, the City launched the 4d Affordable Housing Incentive Program to preserve affordable homes in Minneapolis by helping apartment building owners obtain property tax reductions if they agree to keep 20% or more of their rental units affordable. The program also helps owners make existing buildings greener through cost sharing for energy efficiency improvements and solar installations. Since the launch of the program, over 50 property owners have enrolled, totalling 129 buildings encompassing 770 units throughout Minneapolis.
Property owners commit to keeping rents at 60% Area Median Income (AMI) for 20% of the units. This makes them eligible for tax reductions to account for any projected loss in revenue.
In addition to these beneficial impacts for both renters and landlords, property owners enrolled in the program become eligible for free or low-cost energy assessments and cost sharing tools to install solar energy improvements to buildings. This helps our city to make Minneapolis more green by lowering our carbon footprint.  
To enroll in this program or to talk to a City Staff about your questions, contact:
4dprogram (at) minneapolismn (dot) gov
612-673-5055 
Watch a short video about the 4D Program here
Photo above credit to cincy project
Welcome to our #MplsVotes newsletter segment. This is where you can get the latest City of Minneapolis information regarding the 2020 Presidential Nominating Primary (PNP) taking place on Tuesday, March 3, and the General Election in November of 2020.
Presidential Primary
Super Tuesday is less than a week away! Whether you prefer voting on election day, or voting early, get out and vote! You can cast your ballot from now up until Tuesday, March 3, for the Presidential Nominating Primary. 
Not sure if you are registered? No problem. Voters can register at their polling place on election day. Please note that voters must be 18 years of age by March 3 to vote in the presidential nomination primary.
Key Election Dates for 2020 
Voting is ongoing for the Presidential Nominating Primary.
Presidential Primary - Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
State Primary - Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

For more information on all things related to the elections happening in 2020, including finding your polling place, visit the City's Elections and Voter Services website.
To find out more about Minnesota's process for the Presidential Nominating Primary, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.
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Alondra Cano represents the Ninth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. The Ninth Ward consists of the Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods along with a sliver of Longfellow. Our diverse and vibrant communities boast beautiful parks, a number of thriving small business corridors, the Midtown Exchange, world class hospitals, and an informed and engaged community of changemakers, artists, and activists.
MEET PHILADELPHIA'S DISTRICT ATTORNEY
LARRY KRASNER 
Join Larry Krasner, the District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia, and Ryan Hancock, co-founder of the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, for a community conversation hosted by local artist and author Sam Gould. This free community event is sponsored by Beyond Repair and Moon Palace Books.
You can read more about Mr. Larry Krasner on the City of Philadelphia's website.
Wednesday, March 4
7:00 p.m.

Beyond Repair
2854 Columbus Ave. S.
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OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Business Services Specialist- B-TAP Coordinator.
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Small Business Community Liaison 
Lutheran Social Services is Hiring a Community Navigator
Clean Water Action is hiring a Campaign Organizer.
The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization is hiring a Community Program Director
U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Census Workers
Metro Transit is hiring Bus Drivers.
The Link is hiring Youth Specialists and more.
For more information and to sign up for any of the three listening sessions, please visit the City's Community Planning and Economic Development website
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