Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization


We currently offer three programs for our residents:1) a home-buyer forgivable loan, 2) a home improvement low interest loan, and 3) an emergency grant. Click on the below brochure for more information.

Housing Programs Brochure


CANDO Monthly Community Meeting

  (SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH)   Reuniones Comunitarias Mensuales Comenzando en Enero del 2017 CANDO convocara reuniones comunitarias mensuales cada tercer Martes del mes. La reunion comunitaria incluirá presentaciones o discusiones sobre diferentes temas cada mes y los diferentes grupos de trabajo ademas tendrán la oportunidad de reunirse. Esperamos que esta sea una buena oportunidad para que […]

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Plan Modification Alert – Community Input Welcome

Plan Modification Notice   CANDO’s Executive Director Henry Jiménez is proposing for a Plan Modification. The CANDO board wants to hear from the community and vote on the matter during the July 14th board meeting, which takes place at the CANDO office located at:   3736 Chicago Ave. S at 6pm.   The intention for […]

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Curb Appeal – $2,000 to fix your home! (Embellece tu casa con CANDO – $2,000 para mejorar tu casa)

  CANDO is holding the 6th Annual Curb Appeal Lottery to help residential property owners improve and beautify the exteriors of their homes. The lottery will consist of grants matching 50% of the project cost up to $2,000! To apply please print and complete the application below or stop by our office for a hard […]

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Fire on 38th and Park

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Free tenant hotline

HOME Line, a statewide tenant advocacy organization, provides free tenant hotline to renters living in Minneapolis. Their hotline is staffed by attorneys and volunteers, providing legal and practical advice to Minnesota renters who have questions or issues regarding their rental housing situation. They have been in operation for over 22 years. In 2013, they took […]

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CANDO Curb Appeal Lottery 2012

Central Neighbors and Friends, We are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Curb Appeal Lottery! Please see the proposal with details at the link below: CANDO Curb Appeal Lottery Proposal Timeline Applications are due to the CANDO office by email or mail by August 1st, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. The drawing to select winners is […]

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Community Meeting NRP Phase I Review and Phase II Plan

Come on out on a winter evening to take a look at the NRP Phase I Review and vote on the NRP Phase II Plan on January 19th, 2010! We need your vote to begin the next stage of NRP funding for Central neighborhood. We are also serving homemade pies from community members and have […]

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Enter the Central Neighborhood’s Alley Beautification Contest!

Demonstrating Community Pride and Improving Safety in our Alleyways! Keep the Central neighborhood beautiful by making an effort to beautify and improve our alley spaces.  The Central Neighborhood Alley Beautification Contest is designed to help residents and neighborhood organizations take ownership of their local environment and build a stronger community by developing and nurturing relationships […]

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Painted Ladies and Period Gardens . . . in the Central Neighborhood

Saturday, April 30th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Park Avenue United Methodist Church Lower level dining area 3400 Park Ave. S. 10:30 – 11:30 Painted Ladies Why were houses so much more colorful in the past? What is my house’s architectural style? What is involved in repainting an exterior? Presenter: Kristi Johnson, historic housing specialist […]

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