Workforce Housing

Low-subsidy workforce housing case study released

Amid a housing market filled with supply challenges and rising costs, it is more important than ever to design new affordable housing models. To that end, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund has released the Technology Park Apartments affordable housing case study to document one practical and replicable strategy. Built in partnership with Real Estate Equities and… Read more

Cloquet Middle School Apartments – Historic Rebuilding

Located about 20 miles south of Duluth Minnesota, Cloquet has a population of 12,000. Like elsewhere across the country, the community is challenged with urban pull and strives to maintain workers. Before inception of the project, the City of Cloquet had long identified a need for workforce housing. The vacant, 95-year old Cloquet Middle School… Read more

New mixed-income apartments built without subsidy

Real Estate Equities, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, and Merchants Capital have teamed up to create Technology Park, a 164-unit housing complex in Rochester, Minnesota. The apartments will provide naturally affordable rental housing to Rochester’s workforce without subsidy. Technology Park, to be renamed upon the building’s opening, will help ease Rochester’s affordable housing crisis. Rochester was recently… Read more

Minnesota Housing Announces $87.5M for Affordable Housing

Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal joined community leaders today to announce funding to create and preserve more than 1,700 affordable homes throughout the state, including rental units and single family houses. The announcement outlined funding for 55 developments that support more than 3,600 jobs and will leverage additional private and local resources for more than… Read more

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Prosperity’s Front Door carries Task Force work forward

Prosperity’s Front Door seeks to educate Minnesotans about opportunities to create and preserve the homes Minnesota communities need to thrive. Prosperity’s Front Door is a network of business, government, and nonprofit leaders from across Minnesota. The network sees affordable and workforce housing as the front door to greater and shared economic prosperity—for Minnesota’s families, businesses, and… Read more

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