Edina Neighbors for Affordable Housing (ENAH) is an all-volunteer organization of Edina residents who believe that Edina should be an equitable, welcoming, and sustainable community with senior and workforce housing available for people of all income levels at all stages of life.


Editorial: Building momentum on affordable housing

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

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?

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

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

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

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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Minnesota eviction filings soared in April

StarTribune · 7 May 2022

Court filings in April 2022 were not only higher than March, but far above pre-pandemic levels.

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Opinion: Stop blaming millennials for the housing crisis

Washington Post · 21 April 2022

Where, exactly, are millennials supposed to live these days?

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The prescription for healthy communities: Investing in housing

MinnPost · 1 April 2022

By providing access to stable housing, we would not only leverage better health outcomes, but also reduce health care costs.

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Rents reach ‘insane’ levels across US with no end in sight

AP News · 20 February 2022

ents have exploded across the country, causing many to dig deep into their savings, downsize to subpar units or fall behind on payments and risk eviction now that a federal moratorium has ended.

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When Private Equity Becomes Your Landlord

ProPublica · 7 February 2022

Amid a national housing crisis, giant private equity firms have been buying up apartment buildings en masse to squeeze them for profit, with the help of government-backed Freddie Mac. Meanwhile, tenants say they’re the ones paying the price.

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St. Paul zoning changes pave the way for smaller homes, cottage clusters

StarTribune · 20 January 2022

“People have talked about ‘missing middle housing’ as being something that American cities could provide more of or support,” St. Paul Planning Director Luis Pereira said in a presentation to the St. Paul city council. “We’re talking about the lower-density scale of that — duplexes, triplexes, townhomes, cottage or courtyard housing options.”

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More and more Twin Cities suburbs are creating programs to help people of color buy homes

MinnPost · 14 Jan 2022

Woodbury, St. Louis Park and Edina have launched programs, and Minnetonka is considering one.

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Cities Need More Robust Data and Analysis to Better Address the Eviction Crisis

Route Fifty · 6 December 2021

A new report says that localities should build partnerships with courts and organizations to capture more types of data to spot and stop evictions.

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County advancing plans to grow single room occupancy housing

Hennepin County · 7 December 2021

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the Single Room Occupancy Taskforce Report, which lays the groundwork for an aggressive strategy to provide affordable housing for people in the lowest income categories.

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