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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

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Olmsted County passes new HRA levy

Olmsted County entered a new era Tuesday in its efforts to curb an affordable housing crisis in the community. With a resolution unanimously approved Tuesday, the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners assumed new duties as the Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and the county board also expressed its intent to levy a new property… Read more

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