Twenty+ Years of Providing Affordable Housing Opportunities & Education to Central Minnesota Communities & Families

The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, Inc. (CMHP) is a regional non-profit 501(c)(3) organization originally created and incorporated in May 1993. Soon after incorporation, the organization received its non-profit designation. In February 1994, CMHP was designated as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Pauline Carlson, CMHP’s inaugural Executive Director, was instrumental in creating CMHP, as well as growing the organization to what it is today.

CMHP was created with the goal of preserving, improving, and increasing the affordable housing stock in Central Minnesota. These goals have been achieved over the years through a variety of innovative programs and services that have developed and provided affordable housing to low and moderate-income households. We continue to strive to achieve the same goals today that was set from the start.

Since 1994, the organization has accessed and leveraged over $255,000,000 through various programs and funders to assist our region in addressing its affordable housing needs. We have evolved through the years as housing needs shifted and existing programs and services expanded or decreased and new ones were created. CMHP was started in 1993 through the innovative vision of a board of directors, one woman, and the assistance of one intern. Today, CMHP has grown to provide a multitude of affordable housing programs and services in the Central Region of Minnesota.

Our Mission

We are committed to assisting underserved communities to preserve, improve, and increase affordable housing for low and moderate-income families and individuals.

  • Aitkin

  • Benton

  • Carlton

  • Cass

  • Chisago

  • Crow Wing

  • Isanti

  • Kanabec

  • Mille Lacs

  • Morrison

  • Pine

  • Sherburne

  • Stearns

  • Todd

  • Wright

  • Wadena