HNA works to create a prosperous and peaceful community that equitably benefits all of Harrison neighborhood's diverse racial, cultural, and economic groups.
We work to foster community awareness, to provide a forum for communication, and to unite efforts so that community voices are leading on matters of common concern. We work to educate residents on effective procedures for resolving problems and/or initiating improvements that unite the community and improve the quality of life.
HNA Housing program changes proposed
Harrison Neighborhood Association plans to provide funding support for the administration of the NRP Phase II housing priorities that have become available through the unfreezing of funds by the Minneapolis City Council. To make this successful, funding must be reallocated within HNA’s Revitalization Program funding source; a shift which requires public notice prior to board approval. This funding shift will be formally decided upon at HNA’s October 15, 2018 board meeting, 7:00 pm at the HNA office. See below for details on the reallocation, and contact email@example.com for more information.
Reallocate NRP Phase II funds:
From—Housing – Strategy 1.1.B.1 – Home Improvement Loan/Grant ($10,000)
Housing – Strategy 1.1.C.1 – Emergency Deferred Loan Pool ($10,000)
Housing – Strategy 1.1.D.1 – Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Pool ($5,000)
Housing – Strategy 1.1.E.1 – Housing Coordinator 2 ($25,000)
This modification will redirect housing funds within the HNA NRP housing strategy to administer the neighborhood’s housing program funds totaling more than $90,000 to disburse throughout the Harrison Neighborhood.
If you and your neighbors would like to host a block party for National Night Out, The Harrison Neighborhood Association can help you with a mini-grant of up to $50 for your community gathering.
The HNA board has elected a new executive team and four at-large positions. To see a list of the new team, as well as those elected at the annual meeting in May please click here.
March 2018 Newsletter
January 2018 Newsletter
Van White Station Area Planning
On October 12, The City of Minneapolis held an open house in Harrison to get input from residents on the future land use for the area around the proposed Van White Station on the Blue Line Extension LRT project. Below is a link to that presentation and the dates for upcoming meetings on the proposals.
Public Hearing at the City Planning Commission: Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:30 p.m. in Room 317 City Hall
Consideration by the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council: November 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m. in Room 317 City Hall
Final consideration by the full City Council: Friday, December 8, 2017
Are you hosting a National Night Out Block Party?
HNA can help!
If you and your neighbors would like to host a block party for National Night Out, The Harrison Neighborhood Association can help you with up to $100 for your community gathering.
These micro-grants are available to help you with your expenses related to your NNO Block Party.
Contact HNA at 612-374-4849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In an effort to improve our public transportation experience, Metro Transit and the Community Engagement Team have contracted community organizations to do outreach, to find out how they can improve your rider experience.
The Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA) along with partner organizations: Northside Residents Redevelopment Council, Heritage Park Association, and Redeemer Center for Life, will be hanging out at the bus stop this Spring, Summer and Fall to find out how North Minneapolis residents prioritize which bus stops should receive investments (features and shelters).
Nothing is possible without dedicated neighbors and Harrison residents are some of the best! On the forefront of a major economic boom, we work to ensure that the rich heritage of the community is intact for years to come. From growing the gardens to designing for development that supports current residents and more, thank you for your partnership! #WeAreHarrison
Whether you are in the market for a unique gift, chic new glasses, a top design firm, a way to maximize your vehicle's performance, or the latest beverage on tap, Harrison is home to cutting edge businesses ready to serve you.
Are you interested in moving your business to Harrison or starting a new business? Want to connect to owners in the area? Give us a call or send an email.
Developers & Investors
A cornucopia of greenspace, access and on the brink of a major transportation boom, Harrison boasts a powerful mix of residents and businesses who are deeply engaged in the community and the region.
Join our community of foundations, developers, realtors, owner operators, and individuals invested in Harrison.
Remembering Kirk Washington, Jr.
May 9, 1974 - April 4, 2016
Today, we begin to grieve the loss of our dear brother/husband/father/best friend, the phenomenal Mr. Kirk Washington, Jr., world traveled artist, community advocate, scholar of our people, and lover of the truth. May we all celebrate Kirk's life work and his unwavering leadership and commitment to his communities, especially North Minneapolis.
Stand in the greatness he called out in you. Honor his brilliance. Lift up his name and support his family, now and forever. It would take years to detail all that he has worked so hard for, surely his legacy is in our freedom and the truth that so many would hide. It is in his poetry, his teaching, his installations, his word, his heart, his voice, and every person he has invested in on a daily basis.