Edina Neighbors for Affordable Housing (ENAH) is an all-volunteer organization of Edina residents who believe that Edina should be an equitable, welcoming, and sustainable community with senior and workforce housing available for people of all income levels at all stages of life.

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Devean George’s north Minneapolis modular housing factory will open in fall, employ 320

StarTribune · 18 June 2024

Renovations are set to begin on a former printing press on N. Washington Avenue near the Minneapolis Farmers Market to transform it into a modular housing factory that will employ about 320 people.

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What ‘boommates’ are and why you might want to join them

Washington Post · 18 June 2024

Thousands of baby boomers are living with intergenerational housemates — a setup that could help ease the housing crunch and cut global warming emissions.

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Counterpoint: Actually, zoning changes are an answer

StarTribune · 16 June 2024

The land use status quo has long served to allow some cities to exclude affordable housing, in both explicit and implicit ways.

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Minnesota is an educational leader in racial inequality

StarTribune · 16 June 2024

Minnesota comes in second to last in terms of education racial equality among the 50 states. Minnesota only loses out to its rival Wisconsin, which takes first place in terms of racial inequality.

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Economic Hardships of Millions of Middle-Class Americans Go Unseen

National True Cost of Living Coalition · 4 June 2024

Sixty-five percent of Americans often considered “middle class” – those earning more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) – are struggling financially today and don’t expect that to change for the remainder of their lives.

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What Is Fair Housing?

New York Times · 31 May 2024

There are laws to protect people from discrimination in buying, renting and living in their homes.

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As housing market remains tight, Edina is latest suburb to allow ADUs

StarTribune · 17 May 2024

Edina is the latest Minnesota city to allow secondary units (also called small apartments, guest suites or otherwise) on existing residential lots.

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Groundbreaking for transformative housing complex on Logan Ave North

MinnPost · 23 May 2024

Each lot will house a multi-unit housing complex, and the complex will be cooperatively owned by the Black and Indigenous families occupying the units.

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Cities, suburbs helped ensure housing density measures’ defeat despite broad support

MinnPost · 24 April 2024

Having the state require more density in single-family housing zones as well as making it harder for cities to block multifamily buildings in commercial zones was portrayed as a threat to local control.

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America’s Affordable Housing Crisis

New York Times · 27 March 2024

Tens of millions of families, across red and blue states, struggle with rent and home prices. The reason is a longstanding housing shortage.

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Opinion: The Minnesota building code should loosen up about single-stair buildings

MinnPost · 18 March 2024

Larger apartment buildings are built with two staircases, but the requirement hurts efforts to improve access to affordable housing, especially for families.

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Powerful Realtor Group Agrees to Slash Commissions to Settle Lawsuits

New York Times · 15 March 2024

The National Association of Realtors will pay $418 million in damages and will amend several rules that housing experts say will drive down housing costs.

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The Surprising Left-Right Alliance That Wants More Apartments in Suburbs

New York Times · 9 March 2024

Legislators from both sides of the political divide are working to add duplexes and apartments to single-family neighborhoods.

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Bill would limit companies buying, renting out single-family homes

Minnesota Reformer · 6 March 2024

A bill authored by Rep. Esther Agbaje, DFL-Minneapolis, would prevent companies from purchasing and renting out single-family homes en masse.

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Developers Got Backing for Affordable Housing. Then the Neighborhood Found Out.

New York Times · 1 March 2024

The push from an affluent community in South Carolina to kill a plan for 60 subsidized apartments brought into public view how hard it is to give low-income families access to opportunity-rich neighborhoods.

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