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GMHF creates $25M fund to preserve unsubsidized affordable housing

After years of watching the Twin Cities' affordable housing market grow increasingly tight, a group of affordable housing advocates, nonprofits and private companies has decided to take the problem into its own hands. The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, a nonprofit affordable housing lender, is developing the nation's first regional pool of money to help buyers… More

Star Tribune editorial features GMHF’s new fund to help preserve affordable housing stock

The midrange and luxury rental housing markets are hot in the Twin Cities — largely driven by demand from those earning $50,000 or more a year. They have the means to live in the new and renovated, amenity-filled buildings that are quickly rising across the metro area. Yet as more upscale rental buildings open, fewer… More

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Hot market for buyers is driving loss of affordable rentals in Twin Cities

It seems not a week goes by lately without news about low-income tenants forced to move when their landlord sells their apartment building to investors. A new report offers numbers behind those anecdotes, illustrating a major shift in the local rental market. In “Sold Out,” released this week, the Minnesota Housing Partnership found that sales… More

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Rescue Mission: Community Strategies emerge to preserve affordable housing

Donna Kimura, deputy editor of Affordable Housing Finance magazine, presents efforts from Portland, Oregon to Washington, D.C. to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH). She includes a feature on GMHF's NOAH Impact Fund. Rescue Mission: Community strategies emerge to preserve affordable housing By Donna Kimura The Bronaugh Apartments is one of the oldest rental housing developments… More

Housing fund looks to prevent displacement, gentrification

With the help of a $3 million contribution from Hennepin County, a $25 million fund is being assembled to purchase properties at risk of being purchased, renovated and gentrified. A metro rental market experiencing a vacancy rate under 3 percent has made certain apartment complexes attractive to developers looking to leverage that demand. Examples of… More

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