Nokomis East Neighborhood Association November 2020


Food distribution
Please join NENA on the second and fourth Wednesday of November and on Dec. 16 for our free food and supply distribution. We offer a wide selection of fresh produce, dairy, meat, staples, clean supplies, and personal care items. The site is located at 5734 Sander Drive from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. All are welcome!
The Minnehaha Food Shelf is an additional resource open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at 3701 E. 50th St. More info at

Housing resources
Housing concerns are also on the rise as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community. NENA works with government agencies and nonprofits to keep you informed of available resources:
• Hennepin County Community Resources – Food, rental assistance, business assistance, health, and mental health resources. and more at 612-348-5139 or
• Foreclosure Prevention Nonprofit Organization – Mn Homeownership Center at
• Renters Rights Nonprofit Organizations – Tenant Resource Center at HomeLine Legal Hotline at 612-728-5767
• NENA Programs – Low-interest home improvement loans; Staying In Place Grants for seniors, veterans, residents living with disabilities, and low-income households; home security rebates; and renter’s rights support at under "Projects."

Home security rebates back by popular demand
Home security rebates are available for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah. This is a first-come, first-served program.
Eligible participants can apply for up to $500 in matching grant funds. This is a one-to-one matching grant and a rebate project. Examples of eligible improvements may include but are not limited to doors, motion lights for your home, garage, and alley, alarm and camera systems. Ineligible expenses include window bars, ongoing maintenance and cost of security systems, and landscaping. Visit NENA’s website at for more program information and to apply.

Upcoming meetings
and events:
11/4/20: NENA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee at 5 p.m., Via Zoom
11/11/20: NENA Pop-Up Food Distribution at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
11/18/20: NENA Board Meeting, at 6:30 p.m, Via Zoom
11/19/20: NENA Green Initiatives Committee, at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom
11/25/20: NENA Pop-Up Food Distribution 2:30 to 3:30 pm
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