he Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) serves Greater Minnesota, which includes the 80 counties
outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. GMHF advances affordable housing in Greater Minnesota
by directly funding affordable housing projects; by providing technical support to local
communities and businesses; by linking projects with financial resources; by securing additional
resources for affordable housing; and by using research and program development activities to
identify new and innovative ways of increasing affordable housing production. The Fund was launched
in April 1996 in a joint effort of The McKnight Foundation and Blandin Foundation to address the
urgent need for decent, affordable housing in Greater Minnesota.