Identity and Goals Statement

Who We Are:

Edina Neighbors for Affordable Housing (ENAH) is an all-volunteer organization of Edina residents who believe that Edina should be an equitable, welcoming, and sustainable community with senior and workforce housing available for people of all income levels at all stages of life.

What We Do:

We research and support equitable public policies, educate the community, build community partnerships in support of affordable housing, and advocate for opportunities to:

  • Preserve existing rental and owned affordable housing,
  • Protect Edina’s tenant populations, and
  • Produce additional rental and ownership affordable housing.

Our Goal:

To support and encourage efforts to:

  1. Meet or exceed the Metropolitan Council goal of 992 new affordable housing units by 2030, defining “affordable” as housing costing no more than 30% of income for households with incomes less than or equal to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI);
  2. Protect tenant rights in Edina;
  3. Establish affordable housing across the entire community;
  4. Locate affordable housing near mass transit opportunities; and
  5. Ensure new and renovated affordable units receiving City subsidy are sustainable and will be affordable for minimum of 30 years or the lifetime of the building.

Our Leadership Team:

We believe advocacy groups should be transparent and identify their leaders. We are:

Arnold Bigbee
Chris Bremer
Carol Bromer
Steven Brown, ENAH coordinator
Jinnet Fowles
Eliot Howard
Tom Koon
Hope Melton, ENAH leader
Barry Rosenthal