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A Look at Minnesota's Housing Crisis

By Katie Carpenter
A Look at Minnesota's Housing Crisis

Under One Roof: Stories on Minnesota's Housing Crisis is a new storytelling collection from TPT and the Pohlad Family Foundation, designed to address the complexity of our state's housing challenges and to amplify some solutions.

Infographic featuring information about the housing crisis in Minnesota

When we think about affordable housing in Minnesota, many questions arise...

How does someone booted out of a rent-controlled apartment find housing in an increasingly crunched, expensive market? What roadblocks do developers and landlords face in their plans to contribute additional affordable housing units? How are policymakers grappling with the statewide shortage of affordable housing options? What housing issues of the past continue to have ripple effects in the present?

Under One Roof explores these questions and solutions through storytelling. We encourage you to dig in to the new housing collection to learn more and then share what you learn with others. Together, we can help to build deeper understanding about affordable housing in Minnesota.

Ways to dive in:

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What questions do you have about affordable housing? Please leave a comment below.


This story is part of the collection, Under One Roof: Stories on Minnesota’s Housing Crisis, which is funded by a grant from the Pohlad Family Foundation.

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