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

Whatever Happened to the Starter Home?

New York Times · 25 September 2022

The economics of the housing market, and the local rules that shape it, have squeezed out entry-level homes.

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Minnetonka gets first new affordable single-family home in more than 20 years

StarTribune · 19 September 2022

Construction has started on the first of what could be more than a dozen homes on land owned by Mills Church, which is partnering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to develop permanently affordable housing on the 2.3-acre site.

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Mortgage rates hit 6%, first time since 2008 housing crash

Associated Press · 15 September 2022

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed over 6% this week for the first time since the housing crash of 2008.

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3 residential towers will replace downtown Minneapolis data building

StarTribune · 15 September 2022

A Twin Cities developer plans to demolish a vacant office building in downtown Minneapolis and replace it with three towers of mostly apartments.

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Town After Town, Residents Are Fighting Affordable Housing in Connecticut

New York Times · 4 September 2022

Throughout Fairfield County, Conn., local residents and elected officials are seeking to
block large housing projects that include units affordable to low- and moderate-income
households.

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Edina Grapples with History of Whiteness

MinnPost · 31 August 2022

Edina’s history of racial exclusion is described in Chad Montrie’s new book, Whiteness in Plain View. The city has been working for years to create more opportunity and to welcome diversity. Edina Neighbors for Affordable Housing works with the city to support the development or more affordable housing in the community.

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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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