South Minneapolis Housing Fair this Saturday


Thinking of making improvements to your home? Redecorating? Buying for the first time? Don’t miss the ever-popular South Minneapolis Housing Fair, Saturday March 10 at South High School (3131 19th Ave S) in the Corcoran neighborhood. Connect with reputable contractors, trades people and real estate/finance professionals from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with no cost or obligation.

Workshops offered this year include: solar power introduction (more info below), energy smart homes (more info below), glass block windows, ceramic tile, rain gardens, plumbing, and environmentally-friendly, child-friendly bath and kitchen makeovers.

While you’re at the fair, stop by the Corcoran Neighborhood table to visit with CNO staff and board members, learn about new and emerging CNO housing programs, view a display of Corcoran homes for sale, and talk about neighborhood issues. You can also pick up a “Welcome to Corcoran” packet for yourself or a new neighbor and learn about exciting volunteer and leadership opportunities.

Learn more about the South Minneapolis Housing Fair at

“Energy Smart Homes” 11:30 a.m. at March 10 Housing Fair (free)

Understanding how energy works in your home is the foundation of comfortable, healthy, money-saving, and environmentally friendly house. Learn the basic steps needed to go from an energy-wasting home to an energy smart home. Topic include the highest priorities for reducing energy costs, existing programs to help you save energy, and neighborhood teams working to insulate and upgrade their homes together. Presented by: (Corcoran resident) Timothy DenHerder-Thomas with Cooperative Energy Futures. Find more info on free workshops.

“Solar Power Introduction” 1:15 p.m. at March 10 Housing Fair (free)

Are you wondering if your home could benefit from solar energy? This workshop covers the different types of solar power including solar electric, solar hot water, and solar air heat. Other topics covered are the systems and components used to harvest this power, solar resources and what you need to have a good solar system, including estimated costs. A majority of the solar system can be paid for by rebates and tax credits. Presented by (Corcoran resident) Dustin Denison with Applied Energy Innovations. Find more info on free workshops.