Market Watch Issue #5: Hennepin County

Across the Twin Cities, the growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. While developers are leveraging public and private resources to create new affordable units, current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have few tools to preserve and…

Local Housing Trust Funds

What is a Local Housing Trust Fund? Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTF) are established by a local government by dedicating local public revenue for housing. They are a consistent, flexible resource for housing within a local jurisdiction. Trust funds help communities leverage public and private resources and jumpstart projects that…

Market Watch Issue #4: Dakota County

Across the Twin Cities, the growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. While developers are leveraging public and private resources to create new affordable units, current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have few tools to preserve and…

Market Watch Issue #3: Forms of NOAH in the 7 County Metro

Across the Twin Cities, the growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. While developers are leveraging public and private resources to create new affordable units, current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have few tools to preserve and…

Market Watch Issue #2: Saint Paul

Across the Twin Cities, the growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. While developers are leveraging public and private resources to create new affordable units, current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have few tools to preserve and…

Market Watch Issue #1: Minneapolis

Written by Carolyn Szczepanski & Gabriela Norton Across the Twin Cities, the growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. While developers are leveraging public and private resources to create new affordable units, current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have…

Out of Reach 2018: The growing crisis in workforce housing

A productive workforce requires safe, stable housing. Yet, too many Minnesotans laboring in the most in-demand jobs must pay too much for housing, forcing them to forgo groceries, medicine and other critical daily needs to make ends meet. While workforce housing often focuses on modest-income households,…

Key Housing Issues Facing Immigrant Communities

This report details key findings from interviews conducted by the Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Housing Partnership, and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs with more than a dozen leaders from the Hmong, Latino and Somali communities, the three largest immigrant communities in…