Housing, Shelter

Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

Quick Facts

aka PPL

Minneapolis, MN


PPL builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services. Driving results in these two core areas is our commitment to neighborhood engagement and racial equity.

Ruling Year


Executive director and President

Mr. Paul Williams

Main Address

1035 East Franklin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA


Affordable Housing, Supportive Housing, Career Training, Employment Readiness, Youth, Social Service





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

An extremely tight housing market in the Twin Cities is causing nearly half of unsubsidized rental households in Minneapolis to pay more than 50% of their income on rent. Contributing to these challenges, 44% of all area jobs don’t cover a household's basic expenses. When income and expense don’t balance, the result is housing instability and homelessness. While these challenges affect all communities, households of color are disproportionately impacted. While African Americans make up only 5% of adults statewide, they account for 39% of homeless adults. Real disparities like these are reflected in education, employment, and income in Minnesota. More than 80% of the people we serve have been walking against the wind of disparity and inequity their entire lives. They are resilient and determined. With quality housing, the right services, and preparation for a job that pays the bills, PPL helps them move toward stable and hopeful futures.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Affordable Housing with Services

Employment Readiness Services

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We envision strong, vibrant, diverse communities filled with individuals and families who have achieved stability and are contributing to the regional economy.

Developing 75-100 units of affordable housing each year and integrating our support services to enhance residents' quality of life. Creating more economic advancement opportunities through our employment readiness programs, and integrating a stronger employment readiness focus into our school programs. Applying our focus on housing with services and employment readiness to demonstrate our commitment to neighborhood engagement and racial equity.

At PPL, we believe our participants and supporters deserve measurable, lasting results. We take pride in setting high expectations for ourselves - and then pushing to exceed them. Our dedicated staff of housing developers, employment specialists, case managers, social workers, educators, financial coaches, volunteer coordinators, property managers, and support staff work throughout the community we serve to offer a person-centered approach.

PPL has developed a leading edge model for analyzing and strengthening programs that ensures we are delivering top results. We start by identifying the best success indicators. Then, we gather in teams to examine program outcomes. Our culture of learning allows us to challenge each other to achieve more for our participants. If we meet or exceed our goals, we set them higher.

2017 PPL Results: - 13,891 people served - 1,829 volunteers contributed 45,551 volunteer hours of service, equal to 22 full-time positions - 1,400 housing units owned and/or managed by PPL - 97% of residents maintained stable housing for 12 months or more - Average length of stay in PPL housing is 4 years - 86% of those placed in jobs retained their employment for 12 months or more - 89% graduation rate for credit eligible high school students

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Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?