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  • Construction underway for affordable housing for homeless veterans and familiesConstruction underway for affordable housing for homeless veterans and families
    as construction is now underway for a new, 58-unit affordable-housing community at historic Fort Snelling. Veterans groups, project partners and various community leaders heralded CommonBond’s Veterans Housing at Fort Snelling as vital in helping reach a goal of ending homelessness among military veterans in Minnesota. According to Heading Home Minnesota, a public-private partnership to end homeless ...
  • UnitedHealth Group invests $50M in low-income rental housingUnitedHealth Group invests $50M in low-income rental housing
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Thursday that it is putting $50 million into a fund to construct hundreds of low-income housing units in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. While the investment brings financial benefits, officials at the nation’s largest insurance company said it also aligns with a corporate belief that stable housing is a key component of ...
  • Portraits of Home
    The personal impact that the lack of affordable housing has on the lives of people in Minnesota is often unmentioned and hidden. Through “Portraits of Home,” an art exhibit sponsored by Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, a team of six photographers has captured how families in greater Minnesota struggle with poor housing conditions, the lack of a ...
  • Portraits of Home II DocumentaryPortraits of Home II Documentary
    The deep personal stories reflected in Portraits of Home II highlight the range and scope of housing needs facing veterans and their families across Greater Minnesota. By putting a human face on veterans’ needs for affordable housing, the exhibit seeks to engage policymakers and concerned citizens in addressing housing challenges. With strong partners, like the Minnesota ...
  • Homes for All DocumentaryHomes for All Documentary
    In the HOMES FOR ALL documentary, Twin Cities Public Television takes an in-depth look at the vast need for sustainable, affordable housing choices in Minnesota. Homes for All is also the name of the coalition of affordable housing partners in Minnesota in 2013. The Coalition successfully lobbied for more state funding for critical state programs, including ...
  • USDA mortgage program puts rural home buying within reach for someUSDA mortgage program puts rural home buying within reach for some
    Her life changed about a year and-a-half ago, when she bought a four-bedroom rambler, financed with a U.S. Department of Agriculture Direct Home loan that gave her a 30-year mortgage at 1 percent interest. The loan covered all of her costs, with no down payment required. Thompson, 38, qualified because of her low income and her ...
  • Recovery centers open in NE MinnesotaRecovery centers open in NE Minnesota
    The centers are being run by the Homeland Security and Emergency Management division of the state’s Department of Public Safety. They will bring together state and local government agencies that will have information and resources for residents and business owners who suffered damage during the flooding. State services include the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, the Attorney ...
  • Once a fort, soon a haven for homeless vetsOnce a fort, soon a haven for homeless vets
    A $10.2 million project to house homeless veterans also would bring life to a stretch of century-old Fort Snelling buildings that have sat vacant for decades. St. Paul-based CommonBond Communities and Sand Cos. of St. Cloud will develop 58 rehabbed housing units for the vets and their families, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday. ...

 

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