Why townhouses are the stars of the Twin Cities area housing market

Jim Buchta · StarTribune · 2 December 2023

During October, townhouse sales in the metro rose 6.5% compared with last year, compared with a nearly 8% decline in single-family sales, according to the latest data from the Minneapolis Area Realtors.

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Striking the right balance to attract affordable housing

Ben Horowitz and Zakary Yudhishthu · Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis · 3 October 2023

How the Bloomington MN Opportunity Housing Ordinance both mandates more affordable units and satisfies developers.

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Affordable housing should be built across the Twin Cities, but instead we keep fighting

Evan Ramstad · StarTribune · 25 October 2023

Affordable housing is now an economic imperative.

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Houses are too expensive. Apartments are too small. Is this a fix?

Teo Armus and Yifan Luo · Washington Post · 20 October 2023

Missing middle housing doesn’t refer to the middle class. Rather, it’s about a certain kind of housing — including townhouses, duplexes and small garden apartments.

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Cities try every tool to fix the housing crisis except what works By Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell · Washington Post · 20 October 2023

Across the country, demand for affordable housing continues to exceed supply. The solution, then, should be clear: increase supply, by making it easier to build.

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St. Paul poised to allow triplexes almost anywhere in the city

Kyle Stokes · MinnPost · 11 October 2023

Duplexes or triplexes would be allowed on almost any lot in St. Paul. Fourplexes would be permitted on any lot that is large enough.

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One Way to Help Teacher Salaries Go Further: Free Housing

Amelia Nierenberg · New York Times · 30 September 2023

A project in Connecticut is an effort to improve the quality of life for early childhood educators and increase their buying power, without raising tuition costs for parents.

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Can Affluence and Affordable Housing Coexist in Colorado’s Rockies?

Talmon Joseph Smith · New York Times · 17 August 2023

Inequality has always been rampant within the orbit of popular destinations. But the financial knock-on effects of those ritzy spheres have expanded as the pandemic-induced surge in remote work has supercharged divides.

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The Magic of the Granny Flat

Michelle Cottle · New York Times · 6 September 2023

A.D.U.s are seen by experts on aging as a promising tool for addressing a critical shortage of housing for older Americans.

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‘This can’t go on forever’: Forum will address ongoing housing needs of adults with serious mental illness

Andy Steiner · MinnPost · 5 September 2023

A group of parents who have adlt children with disabilities and mental health challenges has organized a forum titled, “Housing Dilemma for Adults with Serious Mental Illness: What Happens After Parents are Gone?” to be held at Edina City Hall, 4801 2. 50 th St., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The forum is sponsored by NAMI Minnesota and the League of Women Voters.

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