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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The Governors Wading Deeper Into the Housing Crisis

Route Fifty · 20 January 2023

A national housing crunch is spurring governors around the country to venture into debates that typically consume local officials: regulating where new housing can go and figuring out how to entice developers to build more of it.

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What would it take to turn more offices into housing?

New York Times · 27 December 2022

Empty office space could be turned into housing.

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Smaller lots, cheaper homes?

StarTribune · 27 December 2022

Richfield and Bllomington are looking at zoning changes to improve the affordability of homes.

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The Climate Impact of Your Neighborhood, Mapped

New York Times · 13 December 2022

This article allows the reader to zero in on graphics showing neighborhood-by neighborhood climate impact. Higher density housing is associated with less climate impact.

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Minnesota Housing Announces 2022 Project Selections

Minnesota Housing · 16 December 2022

THe Minnesota Housing board of directors approved funding selections of $165.5 million to create and preserve 2,156 homes, apartments and manufactured home community lots.

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Leaders at the Capitol say Minnesota has chance to ‘go really big’ on housing

MinnPost · 28 November 2022

A budget surplus, DFL control ofthe legislature, and the bipartisan nature of housing issues are leading to optimism about housing at the State Capitol.

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More Senate Democrats Seek Investigation of Tech Firm Accused of Colluding With Landlords to Hike Apartment Rents

ProPublica · 17 November 2022

Amy Klobuchar, the senator tasked with overseeing federal antitrust enforcement is urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether a Texas-based company’s price-setting software is undermining competition and pushing up rents.

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Former NBA star plans to build apartments in a Minneapolis warehouse

Axios · 8 November 2022

Former NBA player Devean George is planning to create a modular construction plant near Target Field to build apartment units. The plant would provide 315 jobs and could result in lower housing costs.

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Golden Valley legalizes accessory dwelling units

StarTribune · 2 November 2022

The west metro suburb is the latest Minnesota community to allow small residential units that can be added onto a single-family lot.

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Winona woman helps people erase the stigma of past mistakes

StarTribune · 14 October 2022

People being denied housing or jobs based on long-ago records learn how to seal them from public view.

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The Housing Revolution Is Coming

The Atlantic · 5 October 2022

Accessory dwelling units might just spell the end of the American suburb as we know it—in the best possible way.

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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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