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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Minnesota agrees to improve access to housing for people with disabilities

StarTribune · 29 July 2022

Minnesota’s human services agency will do more to help thousands of people with disabilities move out of group homes and into independent housing, ending a class action lawsuit that accused the state of practices that cut people off from mainstream society.

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Some schools build affordable housing to retain teachers

StarTribune · 15 July 2022

The Jefferson Union High School District in San Mateo County’s Daly City is among just a handful of places in the country with educator housing. But with a national teacher shortage and rapidly rising rents, the working-class district could serve as a harbinger as schools across the U.S. seek to attract and retain educators.

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The Real Villain in the Gentrification Story

Atlantic · 16 June 2022

The real villains in the tale of gentrification are not 20-something new entrants to mixed-income neighborhoods, but NIMBY homeowners in the wealthiest ones.

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Urban planning theory is ripe for a revamp, as ‘2040’ court decision and the pandemic show

MinnPost · 20 June 2022

Preliminary studies pointed to how the change in zoning brought about increases in housing costs in low-income neighborhoods of Minneapolis — an early sign of speculation and gentrification.

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As the last elements of pandemic-related housing aid come to an end, advocates fear a rise in Twin Cities homelessness

MinnPost · 1 June 2022

Twin Cities shelters saw saw a significant drop in the number of people accessing their services when pandemic aid set in. But those same shelters have also started seeing an uptick again.

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Cities embrace affordable housing policies

StarTribune · 29 May 2022

Several Twin Cities area communities, including Edina, have adopted inclusionary housing policies.

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Editorial: Building momentum on affordable housing

StarTribune · 19 May 2022

Thanks to strong partnerships, substantial help is on the way to ease the critical affordable housing shortage in the Twin Cities.

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More Twin Cities area communities embrace affordable housing policies

StarTribune · 28 May 2022

St. Louis Park is now one of about 10 communities in the Twin Cities area that have adopted
what is called an inclusionary housing policy in recent years, according to a tally kept by the Metropolitan Council.

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Can One Bay Area Housing Complex Radically Change Affordable Housing?

Mother Jones · 24 May 2022

Golden Gate Village has been and remains a foothold for low-income Black residents. But, for the past decade-plus, McLemore has been leading a struggle with housing officials to keep it that way.

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Biden’s New Housing Plan: Fire Up the House Factories

Bloomberg CityLab · 20 May 2020

A new housing plan by the White House offers a set of actions designed to close the nation’s massive affordability gap. Among its proposals are steps that would lower costs for manufactured homes by expanding financing options. It would also ease barriers around approvals and construction.

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Greater Housing Density Would Mean a Better Shot at Grants Under New Biden Plan

Route Fifty · 16 May 2022

A White House initiative would give extra points for transportation dollars to states and localities that allow more multifamily housing in areas reserved for single-family homes.

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Housing shortage, soaring rents squeeze US college students

StarTribune · 26 April 2022

Nationally, 43% of students at four-year universities experienced housing insecurity in 2020, up from 35% in 2019.

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Minnesota eviction filings soared in April

StarTribune · 7 May 2022

Court filings in April 2022 were not only higher than March, but far above pre-pandemic levels.

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Opinion: Stop blaming millennials for the housing crisis

Washington Post · 21 April 2022

Where, exactly, are millennials supposed to live these days?

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The prescription for healthy communities: Investing in housing

MinnPost · 1 April 2022

By providing access to stable housing, we would not only leverage better health outcomes, but also reduce health care costs.

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