Energy Assistance Available

If you or someone you know is in need of additional assistance paying for heating and energy bills, the Energy Assistance Program might be able to help.

Offered through the MN Department of Commerce, this program can help pay some home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

For more information and to apply, call 1-800-657-3710 or go online

Need Housing Repairs?

A Brush with Kindness is a home repair and restoration program of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.  A Brush with Kindness helps homeowners in your area with painting, repairs and critical health & safety issues.  The program works in partnership with municipalities and agencies in the Twin Cities to assist struggling homeowners remain living in a safe, healthy home.

In 2014, they served 130 families in the Twin Cities. Much of their work occurs in the inner cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Also, this past year they moved our ABWK offices/warehouse to NE Mpls. and would love to do more work in their new “backyard” in the neighborhoods of NE Minneapolis.

The typical home improvement projects include exterior painting and minor repairs to siding, porches/decks and windows.  Interior projects include painting, minor patching and some flooring work. They also do a few larger projects as well as some accessibility work including roofing, ramps, railings as well as some electrical and plumbing.

Requirements for the program include filling out an application, having an income below 60% AMI, having a significant repair need and be willing to partner if capable and work on your project alongside volunteers.

If you from these services, please call 612-788-8169 or go to the website at to get more information, apply online or download an application.


MLK Skate at Logan Park

MLK Skate at Logan Park

Monday, January 19th 3-5pm
Join us as we celebrate another great year of ice at Logan.
Bring your skates or borrow a pair from Logan (a limited amount of skates are available) .
Enjoy hot chocolate or hot apple cider or roast marshmallows over the fire.
The weather should be great & the ice WILL be AWESOME!

Heidi Miller

Recreation Supervisor
Logan Community Center
690 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

New City of Mpls Project – Needs YOUR Input

The City of Minneapolis has launched a new project seeking public input, and as a valued community partner, we could use your help in spreading the word about it.

It’s called the Community Indicators Project and its goal is to create measures to help the community, City leaders and staff determine how successful the City is at achieving its goals.

One of the ways people can contribute ideas to this project is through an online engagement tool. Folks are encouraged to share their thoughts through this tool between now and Feb. 6.

Would you be able to help share this news with your network and encourage them to share their thoughts?

More information is below, but please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help with this important project.

Kim Keller​

(612) 673-3141

Where Hometown Meets Downtown


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