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Chart of the Day: Twin Cities Rental Households by Income

You might have missed Greta Kaul’s excellent article in Minnpost a while back, bringing some data into the conversation about the Twin Cities housing market. It is well worth your time and describes how the rental and home markets have changed over the last 5-10 years. Here’s one of the charts that caught my eye: […]

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Chart of the Day: Federal Housing Expenditures for Homeowners versus Renters

Matthew Desmond, author of the award-winning book Evicted, about rental housing and poverty in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was in town last week to discuss his work. He gave a lecture sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and here’s a chart from his presentation. The point of the chart is pretty clear. Through programs […]

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Community Forum on Eviction

Hosted by U.S. Representative Keith Ellison

Join members of the Minneapolis Innovation Team, Inquilinxs Unidxs, Mid- Minnesota Legal Aid, and HOME Line for a community conversation about eviction in Minneapolis.

How is eviction impacting Minneapolis residents?

What resources are available to renters?

What are federal and local policy solutions to curb evictions?

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Sunday Summary – November 13, 2016

Now that the election is over, streets.mn readers can consider how to get busy with the results and think about how to address transportation and land use issues with a Republican-controlled Minnesota legislature, the red shift in Washington, and whatever changes took place in your local units of government. As you think, why not write […]

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The Value of Snow Emergencies

If you’re like me, you’ve heard people complain about Minneapolis or St. Paul’s snow emergency rules, that they’re complex and burdensome. In reality, these complexities may be a pain a handful of times a year they apply, but they allow for better cities all year long. If you speak Minnesotan, you know that a snow emergency is an event […]

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Chart of the Day: Renting and Ethnicity in Minnesota

Here’s a chart from this great “statistics and demographics” article in today’s Star Tribune. Check it out: CJ Sinner at the Star Tribune reports on how and why these data were created: Recently, a sharp drop in median income among Black Minnesotans prompted the Minnesota State Demographic Center to take a deeper economic look at ethnic […]

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Chart of the Day: Mortgage Interest Tax Subsidy Recipients

This chart is but a mere Tweet from a DC policy pro named Diane Yentel, about where the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction (a huge federal subsidy intended to boost home ownership) ends up. Here ’tis: She writes: About a quarter of federal housing subsidies assist low income renters. The rest go mostly to wealthy homeowners. There’s […]

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Sunday Summary – August 16, 2015

It’s been a hot week in Minnesota and I am grateful for street trees and their shade. While keeping cool, streets.mn writers also kept busy and here’s the week: At Metropolitan State University Parking Defeats Education showcases a letter to streets.mn about a 2013 post by David Levinson which called out Metro State’s proposed (now enacted) […]

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The Rent is Too Damn High in Mankato

Maybe you saw it, maybe you didn’t. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies published an interactive map listing (essentially) the worst place for renting in each state, that is to say, the highest cost place to rent in each state. Guess who scored a big ‘ol fat numero uno for Minnesota. You got it. […]

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Low-car and no-car renters in Minneapolis

Let Us Build Less Parking, Please

Every large American city has parking requirements. New York has parking minimums. Portland has parking minimums. Even Houston, which stands alone in the United States by forgoing zoning laws altogether, has parking minimums. Houstonians can build a multifamily apartment building wherever they like, but they need 1.25 spaces for every studio unit, which is higher than Minneapolis’s […]

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