About the Central Office W. Andrew Boss Building

The PHA's W. Andrew Boss Building at 555 Wabasha Street North is conveniently located on the north edge of downtown St. Paul, directly across from the State Capitol.

The building houses the PHA's administrative offices for public housing and Section 8 including the rental office. Approximately one-third of the building is leased to commercial tenants, generating revenues that subsidize the PHA's business of providing safe and affordable housing.

The Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (OEA) has chosen the PHA's W. Andrew Boss Building as an example of "Building Greener." The OEA develops brief case studies of new and renovated buildings in Minnesota to demonstrate real-world applications of sustainable building principles and strategies. Sustainable building involves a broad spectrum of choices about resource efficiency and pollution prevention. The result is buildings that are more economical to operate and maintain, healthier and more productive for occupants, and less burdensome on the environment.

Revenue|closed

Revenue from the W. Andrew Boss Building that is not used to cover building operations and planned future capital needs may be spent to enhance public housing programs and enrich the lives of PHA residents.

Since 1998 (through Fiscal Year 2017) the following funds have been used to support these opportunities:

  HOME Ownership
185,325
  Home Entry Cost Assistance
40,000
  HousingLink
135,000
  JobsPlus
12,500
  Resident Scholarships
80,000
  Boys & Girls Club
50,000
  Community Gatherings
200,823
  Promise Fellows
24,684
  Nursing Student Clinic Equipment
10,000
  Strategic Planning
44,100
  Iowa Hi-Rise Building Renovation
25,000
  Tenant Relocation Assistance (Wilder)
8,113
  Americorp CTEP
16,000
  Urban Beekeeping
6,874
  Presidents Council            10,265 
  MN NAHRO 1,000
 
TOTAL   
$ 849,684