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Shelter Development Proceeding in Saint Cloud

Many local business leaders in the neighborhood opposed the construction, but community members who supported the project pushed back.

Why I Stepped Up With Neighbors to Say “Yes in My Backyard”

"The neighborhood opposition didn’t make sense to me. I don’t appreciate the stigma against mental health."

Challenges and Joys in Northfield

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"Everyone on the leadership board is under the age of 21; some are as young as 12. It is a phenomenal model. I’ve never been a part of something like this before."

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.

Minnesota Legislators Seeking to Reduce Investor Ownership of Local Housing

As of 2022, investors owned 25,000 of the detached, single-family homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan region.

A Conversation with Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: Innovation in Leadership (Part 1)

The biggest knocks when we started guaranteed basic income was, “Why would people work anymore if you're just giving away free money?” I've never heard anybody say that who could afford to quit their day job for $500 a month. 

Legacy Story: Standing Up For Themselves (1992)

If she had never damaged any property or created any other problems, she wondered, could the management company legally refuse to renew her lease?

Court Judgments Against Landlords

HavenBrook Homes and Progress Residential In December 2023,…

The State of Minnesota Housing in 2024

“The only way to close those disparities is to be as intentional as we were in creating them.”

Assistant Attorney General Katherine Kelly on How the State Protects Renters

Some of the new laws that went into effect this year are a step in the right direction.

Listening to Minnesota’s Housing Stories

Getting supportive housing built in Minnesota has not been easy — and the difficulty extends beyond funding.

Land Trusts and Co-op Housing: Building Better Neighborhoods

"The more community owners we have in those homes, the more we’re going to build that into a better block and a better neighborhood.”