The Climate Impact of Your Neighborhood, Mapped

Nadja Popovich, Mira Rojanasakul and Brad Plumer · 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 · 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

Peter Callaghan · 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

Heather Vogell · 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

Nick Halter · 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

Katelyn Vue · 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

Katy Reed · 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

M. Nolan Gray · 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?

Emily Badger · 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

Katelyn Vue · 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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