N4MN is Seeking Volunteers!

Neighbors for More Neighbors is kicking into high gear, and we’re looking for volunteers to carry us forward over the next 12 months.  We’re all keenly aware of our city’s racial disparities and the growing number of people living without homes. There are many reasons Minneapolis has not addressed these issues. We are working for change on two of those reasons: we’re not… (read more)

You hit it out of the park on #mpls2040! Q: Do you have a spare space heater?

Tenants in Frenz’ properties have been without heat all season: you can help. Update (11/20): Inquilinxs Unidxs will soon be overflowing in space heaters thanks to support from the community, Neighbors for More Neighbors volunteers, and a big donation from Amore Uptown of 85 space heaters, scheduled to arrive over the next week.If you’re still looking… (read more)

Minneapolis 2040: Help Us Keep Momentum

Dear Neighbors, Last week, a big group of you came out to City Hall to support the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. We were thrilled that the Commissioners voted 8–1 to send the plan to the City Council. Now, the City Council will be reviewing the plan — this is a critical time to make sure they hear… (read more)

We Need You at City Hall for Mpls 2040

The Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan is approaching a critical moment and we are asking for your help! The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the plan at their October 29th meeting: 4:30 p.m., Oct 29th City Hall, Room 317 350 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 Facebook :: Calendar Event If you can’t make… (read more)

Support the D Line Chicago & 48th Stop

The D Line is a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) line for the Route 5 bus which travels from Brooklyn Park, through Minneapolis, and ends at the Mall of America. Route 5 is one of Metro Transit’s busiest bus routes carrying about 16,000 riders each weekday. For transit riders, who are disproportionately lower income or… (read more)

A Minneapolis 2040 Conversation Guide for National Night Out

By Jonathan Foster & Jackie FosterThis also appears in Streets.mn, posted here with permission from the authors. What is National Night Out? National Night Out is an annual block party on the first Tuesday of August. This year, National Night Out is August 7th. It’s an opportunity to meet your neighbors, share a meal, and discuss… (read more)

#mpls2040 comment deadline is tonight. Submit your comments!

The comment deadline for the first draft of the Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan is July 22nd. During this process, the city has held more than a hundred public meetings, in addition to many other events, to collect feedback from Minneapolis residents. Neighbors for More Neighbors has been doing our part by hosting comment parties, writing blog… (read more)

Minneapolis Comp Plan Review: Housing Displacement

This post is the 5th in a series that will take a deeper dive into the draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The city invites feedback on the plan until July 22nd. It is important that they hear input that supports N4MN’s goal of abundant, secure homes for everyone. Photo of a cute fourplex from Scott Shaffer… (read more)

Minneapolis Comp Plan Review: Expanding Ownership

A fourplex. (Photo from: Scott Shaffer) This post is the fourth in a short series that will take a deeper look at some of the specific policies in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The city is soliciting feedback on the plan until July 22nd, and it is important that they hear input on the elements of… (read more)