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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Why Housing Reform Worked in Montana

Kriston Capps · Bloomberg CityLab · 31 August 2023

A unique mix of environmentalism and individualism helped this rural state build a coalition around pro-housing bills.

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This Is Public Housing. Just Don’t Call It That.

Conor Dougherty · New York Times · 25 August 2023

Montgomery County, Md., like many places, has an affordable housing crisis. So it started acting like a benevolent real estate investor.

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Waning housing affordability imperils economic growth in Minnesota

Ben Horowitz, Libby Starling, Alene Tchourumoff · Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis · 14 August 2023

Higher housing prices put the state at risk of losing a competitive edge.

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New law lets Minn. churches help homeless people by building tiny homes on property

Erin Adler · StarTribune · 6 August 2023

Twin Cities faith communities are hoping to help curb homelessness by building tiny houses on their land. They will get help from a new state law next year requiring municipalities to approve such “sacred communities” that meet a list of rules.

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Rent is finally cooling. See how prices have changed in your area.

Hanna Zakharenko, Abha Bhattarai and Janice Kai Chen · Washington Post · 31 July 2023

Monthly asking prices shot up by 15 percent between 2020 and 2022, marking the fastest run-up in rents in nearly a century. But now costs are calming down.

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