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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.”

TAPESTRY: How Housing Impacts My Community

Heidi Omerza, Mayor of Ely I was on bedrest pregnant with…

An Emerging “Green-Collar” Workforce in Duluth

Unlike conventional training, green construction training emphasizes using eco-friendly building materials and waste reduction techniques and incorporating energy-efficient renewable sources.

Legacy Story: Squeezed, Hounded, and Harassed (2000)

As the number of available rental units in the Twin Cities shrinks, reported incidents of sexual harassment toward women tenants have increased.