Agate Housing and Services Names Kyle Hanson new CEO/Executive Director

Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 16, 2022) – Agate Housing and Services’ Board of Directors selected Kyle Hanson to be the organization’s new CEO/Executive Director. Hanson will join the company on July 18, 2022.

The result of a nationwide search, Agate has selected Kyle Hanson to lead the organization in its next step of growth. Born in Minnesota, Hanson is a welcome addition to a staff of passionate, dedicated individuals.

Hanson brings with him nearly 22 years of direct experience working with and advocating for the unhoused community in Minnesota.  With experience as the Director of Housing Policy and Strategic Initiatives and the Director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program at the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and as a regional manager for CommonBond Communities and MPHA, Hanson brings expertise that will strengthen the Agate mission and encourage growth and innovation to better serve our community.

Hanson is an Ordained ELCA pastor with a Master’s Degree in Divinity with a concentration in Social Justice. Hanson holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration and his housing and nonprofit management expertise will be welcome additions to our staff.

 “I am so excited to step into leadership at Agate Housing and Services during this pivotal time for the organization,” said Hanson of his new leadership position, “I look forward to meeting the staff and clients and working in partnership towards Agate’s mission of ending homelessness and relieving hunger through action and advocacy.”

Hanson will join Agate on July 18th. We look forward to the growth and improvement this new leadership can bring to our organization as we continue to work to end homelessness and relieve hunger in our community.

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Agate Housing and Services (formerly St. Stephen’s Human Services and House of Charity) merged on January 1, 2021 to become one organization and launched the new name on May 1, 2022.  We have over six decades of history of involvement in providing vital resources to our unhoused and food insecure neighbors. Now, nearly 70 years since the first generous actions by our founders, the organization is growing and improving. In 2021, the organization reached over 5,000 individuals through programs offering food, shelter, housing, case management and substance use disorder treatment. Our programs operate 365 days a year because we know that hunger and homelessness don’t take a day off; so neither will we. To learn more, visit www.agatemn.org.

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