2015 Session Wrap Part II: Workforce Housing

For several years, MHP has heard from community partners that the lack of available and affordable housing for workers in Greater Minnesota is an ongoing frustration which leaves renters competing for housing and constrains job growth. MHP believes that the Legislature has a role to play in addressing the near inability…

Southeastern MN: housing challenges for changing communities

Local stakeholders from southeastern Minnesota identified workforce housing and increased commitment to culturally-specific support at a regional housing dialogue in Faribault last month. The dialogue was held by Minnesota Housing, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF), and USDA Rural Development. Housing and community leaders were briefed on housing trends in the region,…

Halbach challenges condemnation of Met Council housing plan

Once again Katherine Kersten shares a vision for regional growth in which all roads lead to less regulation and lower taxes. Kersten’s alarmist piece includes numerous misleading or misplaced condemnations of the Metropolitan Council, affordable housing, and the planning profession. I’ll focus on…