City of Rochester

GMHF releases Olmsted County Housing Framework

The 2016-2020 Housing Framework is the result of a multi-year, community-based planning process jointly led by Olmsted County and Rochester Area Foundation. These and other community partners are already taking steps to address the area's affordable housing shortage. The 2016-2020 Housing Framework presents "high," "medium," and "low" goal options for accelerating affordable housing production in… More

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Our view: We need broader housing discussion

As John Errigo of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund reviewed findings from a recent study conducted by the former Cornerstone Partnership, he noted discussions with developers indicated support for inclusionary housing policies. Such policies would create more clarity, reduce time for gaining approvals and level the playing field for projects. However, it raised a question… More

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Uncertainty as city, county seek affordable housing

Creating an inclusionary housing policy could help the city of Rochester and Olmsted County encourage affordable housing development in the region, but both local government bodies are hesitant to move forward before further studying the effects of such a policy. The Rochester City Council, Olmsted County Board of Commissioners, staffs of each agency and outside… More

Olmsted County

Report: Majority of Olmsted County Renters Cannot Afford Market Rate

Affordable housing was the focus of a discussion Monday night in a joint meeting between the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners and Rochester City Council. At the Committee of the Whole meeting in April, officials said they are looking into ordinance changes to give developers incentives to include affordable housing units. The need for affordable… More

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Our View: Policy can answer housing crisis

With more than $14.7 million in tax-increment financing provided for the construction of affordable housing in the city since 1999, efforts have been ongoing for decades. "We've been doing housing projects back to the mid-80s," Rochester Assistant City Administrator Gary Neumann told the city council this week. In addition to TIF funding for single-family homes… More

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