A round-up of interesting topics and ideas in affordable housing from recent news stories:
By Kristoffer Tigue, MinnPost
Here, neighborhood advocates collaborated with building owners to keep Seward Toiwers, a key subsidized rental building in Minneapolis, affordable instead of letting their Section 8 rental contract expire.
By Justin Fox, Bloomberg View, from Star Tribune Commentary May 7, 2016
If you live in a city, housing development goes with the territory – and that includes affordable housing development. So get involved and get to know the housing issues in your neighborhood – maybe you’ll get to know your neighbors’ needs in the process.
By Anthony Flint, CityLab
Changing some regulations and winning over opponents allowed Durango to recognize and promote the benefits of “ADUs” or auxiliary dwelling units like so-called granny flats - an important “naturally occurring” source of affordable housing.