Planning & Technical Assistance

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… Read more

St Peter Herald

St. Peter economic development agency recommends $500,000 fund for houses

The new fund would use money accrued through interest on the revolving loan fund. Beginning in August, the money would be available for building homes in the recently approved workforce housing subdivision for four years. Afterward, the full amount would be repaid to the revolving loan fund. At the EDA meeting on April 28, city… Read 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… Read more

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City seeks inclusionary housing policy

The Rochester City Council on Monday met with affordable housing leaders from the city and Olmsted County to craft a plan for continued action in addressing a growing housing crisis. The city has invested in affordable housing in the past — including $14.7 million in tax increment financing to affordable housing projects since 1999 —… Read more

St Peter Housing

The year ahead: St. Peter moves forward on more housing plans, considers development

City officials had previously endorsed plans to move ahead on the community’s third major housing subdivision, targeting both mixed use and mixed income homes. This local effort to construct more affordable, “workforce housing” in St. Peter has driven two past projects – Nicollet Meadows and Washington Terrace. But as St. Peter City Administrator Todd Prafke… Read more

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