Project for Pride in Living in Minneapolis


PPL builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.


PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve who are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities.


Project for Pride in Living (PPL) was founded in 1972 by former priest and social justice advocate Joe Selvaggio to create affordable housing and revitalize central Minneapolis. PPL began by renovating blighted homes. Later, the organization added employment training to prepare jobseekers for entry-level work with major Twin Cities' employers.

14,000 - individuals & families served each year

Over 45 years later, PPL now helps nearly 14,000 individuals and families in the Twin Cities move into affordable housing, earn higher incomes, improve their academic skills, and gain economic independence each year. 

Programs and Services

Jump-start your first career with our Partners

We all start somewhere. And we all have a better chance of success with the right support. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 24 and want to gain work experience—or need help finishing your education—CareerForce is your first stop. 

Get on a rewarding path to career success with our Partners

We want you to be successful finding a meaningful career and securing long-term family-sustaining wages.

Our services are tailored to meet your specific needs, including:

Other Locations

Project for Pride in Living in Minneapolis

1035 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404