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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Employment, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training


to work with lower-income individuals and families to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services, and education. Our work is guided by a commitment to providing a process for skill-building and a support system for achieving:

  • Housing Stability 
  • Economic Advancement 
  • Family Stability 
  • Youth Achievement


Results: In 2011, PPL served 13,731 people, which is the most in our organization's history. Our efforts were bolstered by over 1,500 talented volunteers who collectively contributed 82,372 hours of their time. Since 1972, we have developed more than 1,700 units of quality affordable housing throughout the Twin Cities region.

Target demographics: Individuals and families with lower incomes throughout the Twin Cities region.

Geographic areas served: We serve individuals and families across the Twin Cities metropolitan area, with concentrations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and several suburbs.

Programs:  PPL's programs and services serve low-income families and individuals and target four Impact Areas:

·    Housing Stability

·   Economic Advancement

·    Family Stability

·    Youth Achievement

Housing Stability: PPL creates new and renovates single and multi-family housing for both low-income people and those who have suffered longterm homelessness, laying the foundation for people to build a stronger future.

Family stability is supported by providing integrated services to people living nearly in 900 units of affordable rental housing, owned and managed by PPL.

Economic Advancement opportunities are offered through classroom instruction, counseling, and PPL-operated businesses, where participants setting and achieving job-related goals.

Youth Achievment is the focus of programs for students, from toddler-age to high school, giving them access to resources and relationships that will help them succeed in school and in life.

Moreover, a wide range of educational services and venues connect people of every age to resources and relationships necessary to become self-sufficient.

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