Aeon

Real estate notebook: Star Tribune covers Aeon’s deal to preserve lower-cost apartments

A shortage of apartments and rising rents in the Twin Cities metro have made area apartment buildings a hot commodity among national investors who are often able to improve the buildings and increase rents. That is a threat to the already tight supply of rentals that are affordable to the lowest-wage families. And that is… More

Aff. Housing Finance: 768 Homes to Remain Affordable in the Twin Cities

Aeon has acquired 10 properties to preserve the affordability of 768 apartments in the Twin Cities region. The $77 million transaction marks the largest acquisition in the 31-year history of the nonprofit developer, owner, and manager of affordable homes. The purchase also represents the first project funded by Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s (GMHF’s) recently formed… More

Alan Arthur

Sold Out: New documentary shares tenant stories, lifts up solutions to loss of affordable housing

Produced by Twin Cities PBS, in partnership with local advocates and funders, “Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk” reveals the price we all pay when families are pushed out of our communities as modestly priced units are replaced with upscale developments. In 2015, an ultimatum was given to hundreds of tenants at the Crossroads at… More

New documentary captures human cost of Twin Cities’ affordable housing problem

Peter Callaghan of MinnPost covered the “Sold Out” screening and panel discussion with displaced tenants, organizers, nonprofit developer, and GMHF’s Warren Hanson. “Crossroads” was the name of a large, almost-50-year-old apartment complex in Richfield that, in 2015, was purchased, renamed and “upscaled” to bring in higher rents in a tight market. Because of that transformation… More

Groups hope $25M fund will preserve lower-priced rentals in Twin Cities

Neal St. Anthony reported in his Sunday column in the Star Tribune that the NOAH Impact Fund will officially launch on Tuesday, June 6. The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, which helps finance affordable housing for the swelling ranks of the working poor, will announce Tuesday a $25 million fund that is expected to acquire up… More

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