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The Real Villain in the Gentrification Story

Jerusalem Demsas · 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

David Schultz · 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

Solomon Gustavo · 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

Shannon Prather · 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

Star Tribune · 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

Shannon Prather · 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?

Marisa Endicott · 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

Kriston Capps · 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

Kery Murakami · 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

Janie Har · 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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