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Chart of the Day: Twin Cities Rents Versus Vacancy

MPR News published an excellent article yesterday about the lack of housing for people with Section 8 vouchers. It contained this eye opening chart about the state of the rental market in the Twin Cities these days. Here’s a quote from the piece: Voucher holders usually have just a few months to find an apartment […]

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A Lukewarm Take on Richfield’s Concierge Apartments

It’s 2016 and everywhere you go there are hot takes to be had. Twitter. Comment sections. Planning Commission meetings. You get the picture. Sometimes, serious topics really do deserve these flaming hot takes to call attention to the magnitude of problems. I’m inclined to agree that the recent renovation of over 700 apartments in Richfield, […]

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A Primer on Housing Programs

After reading two recent articles on streets.mn about housing issues, along with recent articles in MinnPost, and articles on Citylab about the cost of public housing, it seemed that a primer on housing programs might be helpful. While the capable readers and writers from streets.mn would not confuse public housing with Section 8 or other programs, […]

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