Hennepin County

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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… Read 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… Read more

Fountain Terrace

New effort aims to save affordable housing in Hennepin County, metro area

A familiar scenario is increasingly playing out across the Twin Cities: Affordable housing being revamped into higher-end rentals with everything from dog spas to granite countertops, forcing out lower-income residents. Now a new funding initiative, the first of its kind in Minnesota, is being created to help reverse that trend. This week, Hennepin County approved… Read more

Emerald Park Apartments

Hennepin OKs $3M for affordable housing fund

A new investment fund aimed at preserving thousands of affordable housing units in the metro area got a $3 million boost Tuesday when the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to support the effort led by the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund. The Hennepin County resolution sets aside $3 million to help save 1,000 affordable units… Read more

Hennepin County board

Hennepin County commits to preserving ‘naturally occurring’ affordable housing

Hennepin County became the first government in the region Tuesday to pitch in on a new effort to help preserve what is termed “naturally occurring” affordable housing in the metro area. The county’s $3 million will be combined with money from other sources, including foundations and banks, to build a $25 million fund led by… Read more

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