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Group seeks Clinic’s help with affordable housing

Randy Petersen reports in the Post-Bulletin that group of 40 to 50 local residents asked Mayo Clinic to lead in an effort to raise $60 million during the next five years to help create affordable housing in Rochester. In a letter to Dr. John Noseworthy, CURE — Communities United for Rochester Empowerment — also asked… More

New Minneapolis Housing Community Provides Hope for Veterans Struggling with Homelessness

An important milestone was reached today in helping end homelessness among military veterans in Minnesota with the opening of Veterans East, a new 100-unit apartment community adjacent to the Veterans Hospital near Fort Snelling. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, newly moved-in veterans, many of whom have struggled with homelessness, thanked community leaders and development partners for… More

GMHF receives $10M in eight-party, $145MM bond issue

For the second time, small to midsized lenders, with total assets as low as $28 million, are participating in the U.S. Treasury Department’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, an innovative financing program that provides long-term, fixed rate loan capital to lenders serving underserved areas of the country. Opportunity Finance Network’s (OFN) $145 million bond issue involving… More

In making a play for Amazon, would we be selling our souls?

The seduction of the brogrammers has begun. Across the Twin Cities, from Arden Hills to Shakopee, city planners are huddling with developers and Mad Men to put together the biggest “welcome basket’’ the state has ever seen. The basket will include “incentives to offset initial capital outlay and ongoing operational costs,” or as a favorite… More

Medford

Addressing Medford’s housing shortage

Three Rivers has been invited to investigate a solution to address the Medford housing shortage, reports Annie Harman in the Owatonna People’s Press. Sandwiched in between two large, workforce cities, the City of Medford is for many workers an appealing option in which to settle down. But, despite the quiet neighborhoods and stress-free commute, the… More

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