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Displaced tenants receive settlement, direct portion to NOAH Impact Fund

Housing Justice Center brought a class action lawsuit against the apartment owners of Crossroads at Penn, now Concierge Apartments in Richfield. A settlement awarded the displaced Crossroads tenants $650,000, with about $290,000 reserved for the tenants, and over $200,000 designated for the NOAH Impact Fund. The $200,000 will be used to assist tenants in NOAH… More

Dayton creates task force to address ‘persistent crisis’ regarding affordable housing

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday the creation of a large task force to examine and make recommendations on affordable housing, calling it a “persistent crisis” for Minnesota families. The nonpartisan Governor’s Task Force on Housing will make recommendations by July 31 to include specific policy proposals and actions that can be taken by the executive… More

Impact Investors see social impact returns

The McKnight Foundation is one of many foundations that have decided to use their endowments to further their mission. McKnight makes low-cost loans to entities like Greater Minnesota Housing Fund to contribute to a thriving, sustainable region and state. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), GMHF is able to invest the capital to create… More

Greater Minnesota Housing Problem: Too Much Risk

Private developers prefer to build in the Twin Cities and other large communities. They see higher risks in greater Minnesota, largely because many of the areas short of housing rely on one or two major employers. If one closes to cuts back, it may be hard or impossible to collect enough rent to make a profit… More

Minnesota Development Opens for Struggling Veterans

Affordable Housing Finance covered the opening of Brustad Homes (Veterans East) in Minneapolis. A new affordable housing development for veterans struggling with homelessness has opened this fall in the Twin Cities. Adjacent to the VA Medical Center near Fort Snelling, the 100-unit Richard A. Brustad Homes makes another dent in reducing veteran homelessness in the… More

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