In recent years, multifamily has increased from making up 29 percent of new units constructed in Twin Cities suburbs in 2013 to 50 percent in 2017.
Le Sueur is a medium-population county an hour southwest of the Twin Cities. Its eviction filing rate is one of the highest in the state.
The House’s bonding bill includes money for new housing projects, while the Senate tax bill includes an amendment requiring a study of an innovative tax credit.
“I would get emails from people who said, ‘I found a place, but we can’t move in for two weeks. … We have to sleep in our car for two weeks.’ Like, they’re almost there,” said Mick Sterling, who came up with the temporary-house idea.
Housing prices have been on the rise since the recession. Incomes, not so much.
Doing so, they say, will limit unnecessary ER visits and reduce wasteful health care spending.
As gentrification intensifies, other policy options — including inclusionary zoning and property tax limits — are being pushed by advocates and officials.
City governments are trying to confront a problem that’s resulted from a hot market — and “35 years of inattention.”
“Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk,” gives voice to individuals and families who were forced to leave a Richfield apartment building, while touching on the broader issue of housing availability in the Twin Cities.
Since the ordinance took effect 30 months ago, the city has approved 63 building permits.
Unfortunately for Seward, well-intentioned requirements have left the city unable to intervene in neighborhoods abandoned by the regular real-estate market.
This year people from Minneapolis’ intentional communities are pushing changes to the city’s housing ordinance.
The core of the complaint, filed against the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is that the two governments glossed over their failures in furthering integration.
The event at the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) is part of a series on inequities in Twin Cities neighborhoods.
The area sports new residences, busy workplaces, transit opportunities and hot spots for art, culture and entertainment.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision on housing discrimination was overshadowed but provided important protections.
Minnesota, take heed: The court essentially decided that the Fair Housing Act covers policies that reinforce racial segregation, even if they are not specifically promoting segregation.
The proposed Village Green Development, an 18-story apartment complex, would include 22 percent micro apartments.
When someone who is working full-time can’t afford an apartment, that’s a societal failure, not a personal problem.
“There are so many layers of programming and funding, most people get lost in the jargon,” says Jon Gutzmann of the St. Paul Public Housing Agency.