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Affordable Housing Round Up - May 2016
May 18, 2016

A round-up of interesting topics and ideas in affordable housing from recent news stories:

With Seward Towers, advocates see a rare win for affordable housing in the Twin Cities

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.

Opponents of urban density: Are you really fighting the good fight?

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.

How One Colorado City Instantly Created Affordable Housing

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.