KARE11 · 18 March (updated 19 March)
With coronavirus inflicting pain on both renters and landlords, both sides are seeking government relief.
StarTribune · March 8, 2020
Nearly half of Minnesota college and university students cannot consistently afford their housing costs, while more than one-third struggle to pay for adequate food, according to a new report.
StarTribune · Feb 14, 2020
By the Metropolitan Council’s estimates, the average of 9,500 housing units we’ve been building per year over the past decade is 30% less than the 14,000 units per year we need to keep up with demand. The affordable housing picture is worse; we’re building just one-fifth of what’s needed.
MPR News · Feb 5, 2020
The Minneapolis Area Realtors group said the median selling price for area homes rose nearly 6 percent last year to $280,000. That benchmark has now increased by more than 5 percent every year since 2012. Prices are well above those reached in the housing bubble more than a decade ago.
MinnPost · Feb 5, 2020
A January hearing in Rochester previewed debate in the upcoming legislative session that begins on Feb. 11 over how far and how fast the state should restrict fossil fuels to reduce the effects of climate change.
Route Fifty · Feb 4, 2020
Rent is increasingly posing an outsized financial burden for households earning between $30,000 and $75,000 a year, according to new research from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Washington Post · Jan 24, 2020
A child’s neighborhood can predict how they’ll do in life, new research finds. A Brandeis University study finds stark divides along racial and ethnic lines, as well as glaring “opportunity gaps” — even in adjoining neighborhoods. A link to the full report is available here.
ProPublica · Jan 9, 2020
A guide to the Section 8 program. Learn how to apply, how to qualify for a voucher, and what it’s like to live in Section 8 housing.
The Connecticut Mirror · Jan 9, 2020
Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.
The New York Times · Dec 29, 2019
Fire, garbage and homelessness increasingly plague the Golden State. For all its forward-thinking companies and liberal social and environmental policies, the state has mostly put higher-value jobs and industries in expensive coastal enclaves, while pushing lower-paid workers and lower-cost housing to inland areas like the Central Valley.
StarTribune · Dec. 28, 2019
The accumulated effects of previous growth rates will widen the gap between slow growers like Minnesota and fast ones like Texas and California.
Econ Focus · 2019
Enrico Moretti, an economist at UC Berkeley, has found that the sorting of highly educated Americans into certain communities has led to other communities falling behind.
There are many fans of these cookies, and DoubleTree just released the recipe.
In order to get infected you need to get exposed to an infectious dose of the virus; based on infectious dose studies with other coronaviruses, it appears that only small doses may be needed for infection to take hold.
New York Times
Experts who study exercise and aging offer tips for older adults during the coronavirus lockdown.
Get the family involved in cutting down on the use of plastic.
Indoor activities for families with young children