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 forecast need of 1804 net affordable housing units by 2030, defining “affordable” as housing costing no more than 30% of income for people with incomes at 30%, 50% and 60% of the area average 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
Emily Boettge
Chris Bremer
Carol Bromer
Steven Brown
Jinnet Fowles
*Carolyn Jackson
Tom Koon
Hope Melton, ENAH coordinator
Barry Rosenthal

* taking a leave of absence until after the 2020 city council election