Preserving Affordable Housing

Seasons Park in Richfield

Latest way local governments are trying to combat the Twin Cities’ affordable housing crisis

Two apartment complexes in Richfield tell the story of one way local governments are trying to maintain the region’s supply of privately owned affordable housing. One of those complexes, Crossroads — which is now called the Concierge — has been undergoing a significant renovation since being purchased in 2015 by new owners. Many tenants, along… More

Gateway Tower exterior

Gateway renovations get high marks

The early reviews are rolling in on the what's-old-is-new-again Gateway Tower apartments on West Superior Street in downtown Duluth, and tenants say the renovations are a hit. "It couldn't look better," said 62-year-old Jan Nash, an 11-year resident of the 14-story tower. "New cabinets, new toilet and shower, new floors." "Huge bathroom," said Pam Blommer… More

UnitedHealthcare Invests $18.3 Million to Help Build New Affordable-Housing Communities in Michigan

UnitedHealthcare is investing $18.3 million to help build two new affordable-housing communities in Hart and Oak Park, Michigan. The announcement was made at a groundbreaking ceremony for Jefferson Oaks in Oak Park, where community leaders and investment partners celebrated the start of construction for the 60-unit mixed-income community. UnitedHealthcare is investing $14.6 million in the… More

NOAH Apartment by Greg Gjerdingen

Editorial: Another way to keep housing affordable

From a June 22, 2017 editorial in the Pioneer Press. Not all affordable housing is government-supported or subsidized. Across the nation and in the Twin Cities, there’s also so-called “naturally occurring” affordable housing — by acronym, NOAH. Much of it includes modest but good-quality apartment complexes built between the World War II era and the 1980s… More

SE MN Housing Summit

Rochester and SE Minnesota feel housing pinch, discuss options

The Rochester Area Foundation, regional chambers of commerce, and other Southeast Minnesota regional initiatives hosted a workforce housing summit in Rochester in May 2017. Television station KTTC produced a short video featuring interviews with local workers struggling to make rent and stay in their homes to help set the stage for the discussion and show… More

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