Alliance Housing Incorporated

A nonprofit organization

262 donors

Alliance’s work makes it possible for individuals and families to create homes for themselves, regardless of income and background by developing and managing housing that is:

  • inclusive,
  • affordable,
  • relational, and
  • flexible.

In addition, Alliance housing challenges the environment that limits our residents’ opportunities.

Alliance’s work makes it possible for individuals and families to create homes for themselves.

·         Like us all, having stable housing makes it possible for our tenants to get their kids to school each day, manage their medications and health, get & keep jobs.

Stable housing is the foundation of accomplishing just about anything in one’s life. 

·         Can you imagine what your life would be without it?  I can’t.  We believe everyone deserves stable housing.

Alliance Housing was born out of the vision of St. Stephens’ emergency shelter staff and residents who wanted to create tangible, long term housing solutions for homeless families and individuals.  The organization was incorporated in 1991 and took advantage of vacant and available properties at low cost in South Minneapolis.  Alliance continues to honor its history by developing housing solutions for homeless, poor and other individuals shut out of market opportunities. 

Alliance’s programs and activities include affordable housing development and management and supportive housing for families.  Alliance Housing Inc. has developed 613 housing units, all in Minneapolis.  Alliance fills a critical niche in Minneapolis’ affordable housing marketplace.  Our units are some of the most affordable -- a room, where a resident shares a bathroom and kitchen, costs as little as $400 per month. Our largest apartments, with three bedrooms, cost $960 per month.  These rents are 15-35% below market rents.  We’re able to sustain these lower rents by non-amortizing debt from our public funders, lean but effective property management, and generous donations from individuals and churches. 

Alliance rents to tenants that other landlords turn down because of their low income or poor rental and criminal histories.  Without stable housing these individuals are unable to hold down a job or get their children to school every day.  We provide support and flexibility so our tenants can maintain their housing.  Many of our tenants are low wage and seasonal workers - essential to our economy but unable to afford market rent apartments.

Organization Data


Organization name

Alliance Housing Incorporated

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family


2309 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404