Support Clare Housing Residents

Hey neighbors! Clare Housing could use some love. Here are two ways you can help them out from the comfort of your own home!

Send a card with a positive message to one of our residents.

It doesn’t need to be made out to anyone specifically, just include an encouraging message or a quote that inspires you. Cute drawings by kids welcome! Residents are feeling isolated right now, and this can make someone’s day. Send it to:
Clare Housing, Attn: Positive Messages,
929 Central Ave NE,
Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Donate supplies you have already to residents in need.

If you have any spare paper towels, all-purpose cleaners, bars of soap, or toilet paper, please consider donating. Living with HIV, and on a very limited income, many need help with basic needs. You will be saving a resident from a potentially risky trip to the store. If you do have the resources to purchase new supplies, we do have specific needs for items like thermometers. You can find a full list of needs and instructions here.

Thank you for advocating for and supporting the people we house during this unprecedented time. If you’re wondering how we’re protecting our residents and staff at this time, you can stay up to date on our policies and procedures on our website, or contact me directly at

Cheryl Jensen, Interim Executive Director, Clare Housing

Draft Transportation Action Plan: Seeking Public Comment

The City of Minneapolis Government has released a draft of the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan, a 10-year action plan to guide future planning, design and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around. The City is taking public comment on the action plan through April 22.

The Transportation Action Plan advances the transportation vision outlined in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan – a framework that emphasizes equity and a commitment to addressing our climate emergency by focusing on low or no-carbon transportation options.

Learn more and comment here:

March Community Meeting

Community Meeting
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Webster Elementary – Lunch Room
425 5th St NE

SAENA’s Board of Directors met in November 2019 to set priorities for the future informed by resident’s input on the Community Priorities survey from last summer. The Board of Directors narrowed down all of the amazing ideas to three areas of focus for 2020 and beyond:

  1. Equitable Transportation and Mobility
  2. Environment
  3. Fundraising

Come learn more about how to get involved, and enjoy a community meal with SAENA!

PLUS we’ll have League of Women Voters helping you register to vote, and information on Census 2020!

Special Election House District 60A

There will be a Special Election to fill a vacancy in Minnesota House District 60A, which includes parts of Northeast Minneapolis. Enter your address to see if you are eligible to vote in this election. You can also view a sample ballot for the Special Election on the Secretary of State’s website.

Find out where to vote here.


Primary election
Tuesday, January 21

General election
Tuesday, February 4

Early voting at:  Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services,
980 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55414

Last day of Early Voting: Monday, January 20 from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Vote by Mail is available for the Special Election. Fill out the special Absentee Ballot Application to receive a ballot through the mail.

Learn more about Early Voting in Minneapolis

Public Comment Requested on Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works

The City of Minneapolis Government is seeking comments through Dec. 27 on the draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works – a plan that identifies priorities for removing accessibility barriers in the City’s public right of way.

The draft ADA Transition Plan identifies and outlines recommendations for four types of infrastructure that impact accessibility for people walking or rolling in the public right of way: pedestrian curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signal systems, sidewalks and street crossings.

Following the comment period, staff will review feedback and will bring a revised ADA Transition Plan for Public Works to the City Council for consideration in early 2020.

Read the full draft here:

Comments can be made online, in person, or via phone.

Attend an Open House on the draft:
Monday, Dec. 16
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall

Comment online here:

Comments can also be taken by:
Kelsey Fogt