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.

News

The Life in “The Simpsons” Is No Longer Attainable

The Atlantic · 29 December 2020

One of TV’s most popular fictional families had stable housing and a middle class existence on the salary of one person without a college degree. In the 32 years since The Simpsons first aired, the purchasing power of the median paycheck has gone down dramatically.

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Struggling renters face avalanche of evictions without federal aid

Washington Post · 25 December 2020

Congress and President Trump have yet to approve emergency aid for renters or extend an eviction moratorium beyond Dec. 31, when it is set to expire.

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What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?

New York Times · 2 December 2020

After December 31, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes as the federal eviction moratorium expires.

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Climate crisis to triple flooding threat for low-income US homes by 2050

The Guardian · 1 December 2020

Affordable housing in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California is at risk of flooding from storms or high tides pushed by rising sea levels.

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Malcolm Yards set to move forward following county funding

Minnesota Daily · 1 December 2020

Hennepin County has approved a $250,000 grant for 142 units of affordable housing at Malcolm Yards in Prospect Park, Minneapolis.

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Residents Feared Low-Income Housing Would Ruin Their Suburb. It Didn’t.

New York Times · 5 November 2020

“The reality in New Berlin is that the mixed-income development, surrounded by a pond, a farmers’ market and a library, is “really rather attractive,” said Mayor Dave Ament, who is white and staunchly opposed the project as an alderman a decade ago.”

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ENAH City Council Candidates Forum – October 5, 2020 – part 2 ADDENDUM

· 20 October 2020

These closing comments by candidate Rhonda Bland were inadvertently left out of Video part 2.

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ENAH City Council Candidates Forum – October 5, 2020 – Video part 1

· 5 October 2020

Click on “read article” to view the first part of the video of the forum; candidates James Pierce, Josh Ahlberg, Ukasha Dakane, Carolyn Jackson, and most of the time with Janet Kitui.

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ENAH City Council Candidates Forum – October 5, 2020 – Video part 2

· 5 October 2020

Click on “read article” to view the second part of the video of the forum: end of Q&A with Janet Kitui, followed by Rhonda Bland.

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Free Seminar Series: PERSPECTIVES ON FAIR HOUSING

University of Pennsylvania ·

Learn about the challenges facing cities today, and converse with some of the pre-eminent minds in urban research. Click on “read article” for registration information.

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Will the Federal Hammer Come Down on Apartment Bans?

Sightline Institute · 3 September 2020

Momentum has been building for federal action on zoning laws that shut out poor people by banning modest, multi-dwelling homes.

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How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering

New York Times · 24 August 2020

In the 20th century, local and federal officials, usually white, enacted policies that reinforced racial segregation in cities and diverted investment away from minority neighborhoods in ways that created large disparities in the urban heat environment. The consequences are being felt today.

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What Happens Next With Affordable Housing?

Route Fifty · 20 August 2020

States and local governments already haven’t been investing enough to help build housing that poor families, and sometimes even middle-class people, can afford. And now funding could be yet another victim of the coronavirus.

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Changing the Federal Reserve mandate could provide a down payment to ending racial inequality

The Conversation · 17 August 2020

The availability of data clearly showing just how wide the racial inequality gap is would put pressure on Congress to find ways to help Black Americans accumulate wealth and the means to secure affordable housing.

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The Black Lives Next Door

New York Times · 14 August 2020

How can we move towards residential desegregation?

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Tips

Washington Post

DoubleTree’s chocolate chip cookie recipe almost tastes like a vacation

There are many fans of these cookies, and DoubleTree just released the recipe.

https://www.erinbromage.com (blog)

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them

In order to get infected you need to get exposed to an infectious dose of the virus; based on infectious dose studies with other coronaviruses, it appears that only small doses may be needed for infection to take hold.

New York Times

Older and Stuck at Home? Expert Advice on Fitness

Experts who study exercise and aging offer tips for older adults during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tipnuts

50+ Reusable Grocery Bags You Can Make: Free Patterns

Get the family involved in cutting down on the use of plastic.

Family Education

Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Indoor activities for families with young children

U of MN Extension

Tune in to learning, nature and family to reduce COVID-19 stress

MPR News

Free ebooks from the “National Emergency Library”

Little Free Library

Create a Little Free Library

Lots of ideas for how to build, install, stock and promote a little free library. A great family project!