The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) is represented by a group of volunteers elected by residents each fall. EHFNA is working to improve the neighborhood through programming that is made possible through the work of neighborhood residents and business owners like you. Please contact us at 612.430.9161 or

December 2020 eNews

Next East Harriet board meeting
Wednesday, January 6th
7:00pm - 8:30pm

EHFNA Meetings are held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact in advance for the meeting link. Board Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of each month. 

We are still working on our agenda for the January meeting. On the schedule so far, Ward 13 City Council Member Linea Palmisano and the Bryant Avenue Reconstruction Project managers will be giving us updates.
Transforming community safety survey extended to Dec. 18
Provide your input on what community safety looks like and tell us your ideas about a new model of community safety for Minneapolis. You can take the survey in EnglishSpanishSomaliHmong or Oromo.

The survey has been extended to Dec. 18 to hear from more voices for the first phase of survey results, which is planned to be presented to council in early January. Input provided after Dec. 18 will continue to be used for future engagement phases.

In June 2020, the City Council pledged to create a new model of community safety. As part of that, the council committed to a yearlong process of community engagement. This survey is one of the first steps in that process. Through the survey, you can share your vision for a new community safety model. You can also provide ideas for how to accomplish that new model.

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How has COVID-19 affected your purchases & trash?
Minneapolis Public Works would like to learn how COVID-19 has affected how you buy, use and discard clothing, household goods, food and one-time-use products. Responses are anonymous, and results will help Solid Waste & Recycling develop more effective outreach and education in 2021. Please take the survey by Dec. 20.

Help Minneapolis plan for equitable vaccine distribution
The City of Minneapolis is conducting a survey to gather your perspectives on an equitable and effective vaccine distribution plan. Your concerns, hopes and suggestions will inform the Minneapolis Health Department’s plan for community vaccinations. Please take this survey by Dec. 31.
COVID-19 resources
Find Free COVID-19 Tests: Testing is encouraged and available to everyone, whether or not you have symptoms. You can expect to get your test results in about two business days.  Find a current list of free COVID-19 test locations here.

Download COVID aware app to help slow the spread of COVID-19
The state of Minnesota has rolled out a new app that notifies you if you have been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19. COVIDaware MN runs on your smartphone. Your privacy is always protected. The more people who sign up, the more effective the app is. Learn more at the COVIDaware MN website.

Free and Affordable Food: This map provides location and hours of food shelves and food distribution pop-ups across Minneapolis.

Emergency rental assistance: Hennepin County offers emergency rental assistance for residents with low incomes who have been financially harmed by COVID-19. Learn more and apply at

Mental Health Support: NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center is offering anonymous, confidential and free emotional support for people who have been affected by COVID-19. For more information about the COVID-19 Care Project, please email or call 612-767-9171.  
Bryant Avenue reconstruction update
Over the coming weeks, the Bryant Ave Reconstruction Project team will be hosting smaller virtual group discussions about the draft concept design for Bryant Ave S (dates/times below). These will be video discussions, so the group can have a live conversation with staff.

Register for one of these discussions on the project website. Once you’ve registered, they'll email you a meeting invite with the link to join the meeting. If you cannot make these dates but still would like to have a one-on-one or small group conversation with project staff, please email them at and they'll set up a time that works for you.

Meeting Dates/Times
  • January 12; noon to 1 p.m.
  • January 12; 7 to 8 p.m.
  • January 13; noon to 1 p.m.
  • January 13; 7 to 8 p.m.
  • January 14; noon to 1 p.m.
  • January 14; 7 to 8 p.m
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our second virtual open house. We appreciate all of the questions and feedback you provided. If you were not able to attend the virtual open house, they have posted a full recording of the event and meeting materials on the project website.
Help get better bus service in East Harriet by taking this Survey!
Metro Transit is looking for input about which routes will get upgraded to Arterial Bus Rapid Transit service (ABRT) in the coming years. Bus route #4 that runs along Lyndale and Bryant in the neighborhood is one of four candidates to get the upgrade. Please take this survey to make sure East Harriet will continue to be served with improved transit.

This type of ABRT service already exists with the A Line (Snelling Avenue) and C Line (Penn Avenue N.), and Metro Transit will implement the B Line (Lake Street), D Line (Chicago Avenue S.) and E Line (Hennepin Avenue) in a few years. ABRT includes fewer stops to speed up travel time, enhance bus shelter with heat and off board payment, 10-minute frequencies and all-door boarding. 

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