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New project? Interested in learning more about LIHTC or impact investing? We can help.

Thanks for your interest in Minnesota Equity Fund and LIHTC financing and impact investing. Whether you’re just learning more, or are ready to discuss a project, you’ve come to the right place. Please reach out by contacting one of our staff or filling out our inquiry form below.

For Tax Credit Inquiries

Sonja Simonsen

Sonja Simonsen

Please contact:

Sonja Simonsen
Director of Syndication
ssimonsen@gmhf.com
651.221.1997 x120

Meet Sonja

Sonja serves as Director of Syndication and Senior Loan Officer for Minnesota Equity Fund (MEF), a subsidiary of Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF). Sonja is responsible for originating low-income housing tax credit equity investments, developer and investor relations, credit review, and coordinating MEF project debt and equity demand.

Prior to joining MEF, Sonja was Director of Finance for Wellington Management Inc. where she coordinated financing of $275 million, consulted with investors on financial objectives, and oversaw financial reporting for assets in the Wellington portfolio. Sonja previously worked for 10 years as Vice President with Bremer Bank N.A and Credit Manager with Minnwest Bank.

For Investment Inquiries

Warren Hanson

Please contact:

Warren W. Hanson
President & CEO, GMHF & MEF
whanson@gmhf.com
651.221.1997 x107

Meet Warren

Warren is CEO and founder of Greater Minnesota Housing Fund and Minnesota Equity Fund. He leads the executive team and works closely with state and local governments, philanthropy, investors and community leaders to assemble resources and design strategies to meet affordable housing needs in Minnesota. He brings over 35 years of development finance experience.

He was previously the director of Riverfront and Neighborhood Development for the City of Saint Paul, economic development director of West Bank Community Development Corporation, and co-founder of Community Reinvestment Fund USA (CRF-USA). Warren has a Master of Science Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute in New York.

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General Contact

Minnesota Equity Fund
c/o Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
332 Minnesota Street
Suite 1201-East
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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About Minnesota Equity Fund

Minnesota Equity Fund (MEF) is a subsidiary of Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF). MEF and Cinnaire are joint venture partners collaborating to achieve our common mission to create more high quality affordable housing.

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Staff Contact

Sonja Simonsen
Director of Syndication
ssimonsen@gmhf.com
651.221.1997 x120

Warren W. Hanson
President & CEO, GMHF & MEF
whanson@gmhf.com
651.221.1997 x107

General Contact

Minnesota Equity Fund
c/o Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
332 Minnesota Street
Suite 1201-East
Saint Paul, MN 55101