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 and visit us on the web at

July 2021 eNews

Comment on new Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board comprehensive plan, Parks for All, by July 18

parks for all

Parks for All is a new comprehensive plan for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board that will set organization priorities and policy direction for the next decade. Minneapolis community members, park users, MPRB staff and partners are encouraged to review the plan and send feedback before the comment period ends Sunday, July 18, 2021.
Your input is welcome whether you have been deeply involved in the planning process over the past two years or if you are hearing about this for the first time. There are numerous ways to learn about the plan and send feedback using the link below. Following the public comment period, the draft plan will be revised based on public input and presented to MPRB Commissioners for review and approval.
Share the Parks for All draft plan with your friends, family, neighbors or other networks using or

Find assistance with rent & housing as the eviction moratorium ends


A new state law includes a policy guiding property owners and renters in an orderly transition from the eviction moratorium, now that the State peacetime emergency preventing property owners from evicting residents for not paying rent has ended.
The policy requires a property owner or manager who intends on filing an eviction for non-payment of rent to provide a written notice to their renter, along with information about rental assistance, 15 days before filing an eviction proceeding with the courts between now and Oct. 12. 

This law also prohibits a property owner or manager from evicting a renter if the renter has a pending application for COVID-19 emergency rental assistance at the state or local level until June 1, 2022. The renter must be able to prove that they’ve applied for rental assistance. Renters may apply for COVID-19 emergency rental assistance at

I have questions about my specific housing situation and how it relates to the end of the eviction moratorium. Who should I contact

Learn more

Household hazardous waste drop-off events

Hennepin County is collecting household hazardous waste for residents to safely and properly dispose of unwanted household and lawn and garden products including paints, chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, batteries and fuels.
Residents must wear masks and remain in their vehicles.

Upcoming events in Minneapolis

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30-31: Anthony Middle School, 5757 Irving Ave. S.

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13-14: South High School, 3131 19th Ave. S.

Visit Hennepin County’s household hazardous waste collection event webpage to learn what items you can bring to the event, review safety guidelines, and see all 2021 events.

National Night Out is August 3rd


National Night is just around the corner!  This year's block events will likely look a little different due to COVID-19, but there are lots of ways to safely gather with your neighbors. Think about a BYO picnic dinner instead of a potluck, discuss safety guidelines (especially for neighbors who are not yet eligible to get vaccinated like children under 12), and offer activities that allow you to distance.

Apply here for your City of Minneapolis street closure permit by July 20. If your street isn't eligible for closure, you can also host a neighborhood gathering in neighbors' yards. Not sure if your block has a block leader? Contact our Crime Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Waisanen, at and consider volunteering as a block leader. Learn more about block clubs at


Free and affordable food

There are many places to get local, affordable or free emergency food in Minneapolis

Emergency food
Find a map and hours of food shelves and food distribution pop-ups for emergency food in Minneapolis.
Find information about NorthPoint’s Free Fresh Food Fridays this summer at 612-767-9500 or online.

Free food boxes for all youths
All families are invited to pick up free meal boxes for their children. Food boxes contain a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches that meet Minneapolis Public Schools’ high standards for nutrition and quality ingredients. In every box, children will find school favorites, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. Milk is offered on the side
Youths do not need to be enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools.

  • Youths, parents or siblings can pick up one box per child, per week.

  • Pick up at these sites. No registration is required.

  • Sites are open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Learn more and find a food box location.
Farmers markets
Find a map and schedule for farmers markets. Nearly all accept SNAP-EBT benefits.


New Solid Waste & Recycling Disposal Guide


There's a NEW Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling Disposal Guide in town!  The City of Minneapolis has an easy-to-use, searchable website to get all your recycling and disposal "where does this go?" questions answered quickly and easily. Check it out at


The Next EHFNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 4, 7 p.m.

Join us at our next EHFNA Board Meeting to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your neighborhood. 

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

Learn more about the EHFNA Committees

Committee volunteers are needed for just two to three hours a month. If you've looked into EHFNA committees before, check it out again to see what's different. Here are the three new committees and an outline of their areas of focus:

 Neighborhood Engagement - This committee will focus on events and outreach. The events include (in a normal year) Fall Fest, the Kite Festival, Happy Hours and a tent at Lyndale Open Streets. In 2021, there may be more online classes and events being organized - what are your ideas? The outreach portion of this committee plans to focus on an EHFNA logo update and rebrand. A crucial goal for this committee is to make sure all residents and business owners are informed about what's happening in the neighborhood. 

Neighborhood Engagement 
7pm, the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Next Meeting: August 17th, 7pm

2) Community Partnerships - This committee plans to engage with the neighborhood by forming and maintaining important partnerships. One of these partnerships will be created through a new and exciting block captain program. Join this committee to lay the groundwork for how that program will work. Other valuable partnerships will include East Harriet schools, businesses, the South West Business Association as well as other partnership opportunities as they emerge.

Community Partnerships
7pm, the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 18th, 7pm

3) Green Spaces and Places - This committee will be the Green Team of East Harriet, handling environmental concerns and neighborhood clean-up events. They will also work with MPRB for improvements and events in our neighborhood parks. Last but not least, they will manage the places of our neighborhood by working on zoning issues as they arise.

Green Spaces and Places-NEW DATE
7pm, the 2nd TUESDAY of each month
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 10th

All EHFNA committee meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact in advance for the meeting link.
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