Welcome to Clare Housing's Blog

Here we will post stories and reflections happening at Clare Housing.

We hope to provide you with a glimpse of the work we do and the impact made in lives of people living here at Clare Housing.

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Three reasons you may be nervous about volunteering with Clare Housing — 

Three reasons you may be nervous about volunteering with Clare Housing… And why you don’t need to be. It’s natural to be nervous whenever you try something new, and despite your best intentions, volunteering for…

Let the Session Begin! — 

February 25th is opening day of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature.  Members of the House and Senate will have much to debate as Governor Dayton has used the term “un–session” to describe a legislative process he…

Reflections from Nancy Lee, Board President — 

When I joined the Clare Housing board of directors in January 2008, we provided affordable housing and supportive services to 56 individuals, operated six community-based care homes and one 32-unit affordable housing site, Clare Apartments. …

Clare Housing’s 2014 Legislative Agenda — 

I am pleased to announce the 2014 Legislative Agenda for Clare Housing that was recently approved by the Board of Directors.  As an organization, we provide an important bridge between policy makers and their constituents,…

Stop HIV in its tracks — 

On December 5, 2013 the Minnesota AIDS Project held their 30th Anniversary Benefit.  I was asked to speak at the event as one of MAP’s Positive Leaders. This is my story. My Name is Xander…

World AIDS Day 2013 — 

It’s been 32 years since the AIDS epidemic officially began. I was 19 at the time. In the years that followed I watched the impact this horrible disease had on families, friends and in particular,…

We Can’t Rest — 

A Place to Call Home A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in Clare Housings’ third annual fundraising breakfast – A Place to Call Home. Each year I am inspired by the…

Why Engaging in Public Policy is Important for Clare Housing — 

In a few days the staff of Clare Housing will welcome five new residents to Spirit on Lake, a new affordable housing project for GLBT Seniors.  As part of this development, Clare Housing will be…

My first 30 days — 

Last week I had the opportunity to join the 200 plus riders, crew and volunteers on the Red Ribbon Ride.  It was an amazing way to close out my first 30 days as the new…

Two young volunteers share their story — 

At our high school, Convent of the Visitation in Mendota Heights, we are required to fulfill on-going service requirements during the year and two weeks of full-time service before we graduate in June. We chose…