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Under One Roof: Stories on Minnesota's Housing Crisis

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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: Stories on Minnesota's Housing Crisis is a multimedia hub of stories that revolve around unpacking the complexity of our state's affordable housing challenges from a variety of perspectives. This collection is generously funded by a grant from the Pohlad Family Foundation.
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: Stories on Minnesota's Housing Crisis is a multimedia hub of stories that revolve around unpacking the complexity of our state's affordable housing challenges from a variety of perspectives. This collection is generously funded by a grant from the Pohlad Family Foundation.

Minnesota Legislators Focus on Housing Issues

As the 2020 legislative session kicked off, many lawmakers have put Minnesota's housing crisis under a microscope. From funding ideas and others solutions to...

Homelessness Is Growing In Greater Minnesota

  Story published: March 2020 More than 10,000 Minnesotans are homeless, a number that is a record-high for the state and a 10-percent increase since 2015....

5 Misconceptions Minnesotans May Have About Homelessness

  It’s 2 pm on a warm October day, and Corey Samuels is driving under bridges, roaming empty parking lots and visiting the local food...
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What can be done about affordable housing in Saint Paul?

The East Side Freedom Library is nestled in the heart of Saint Paul's Payne-Phalen Neighborhood. On the outside? A historic Carnegie Library façade surrounded...

MN Legislators ‘Hammer Out Their Differences’ Over Affordable Housing

  Summer inevitably brings construction season to Minnesota - but when there's an affordable housing crisis, the work can't happen fast enough. Habitat for Humanity...

‘Any Dollar That Goes Toward Affordable Housing Is a Great Dollar...

  A strong economy and tight labor market make the need for affordable housing even more acute. “Hi, welcome to my chaos” is the greeting from...

‘Playground of the People?’ Mapping Racial Covenants in 20th Century Minneapolis

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of the interdisciplinary online journal, Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community. Special thanks to...

Did Your Neighborhood Contribute to Institutional Racism?

When we think about segregation, we think about signs. Signs that prohibited black people in the South from using things that white people used,...

Emanuel Cohen and the Battle Against Anti-Semitism in Minneapolis

In 1919, the Minnesota State Legislature struck the first blow against bias in real estate transactions with a law that banned religious discrimination in...

‘Jim Crow of the North’ Inspires Viewers to Take Action

On Monday, February 25, we premiered the new documentary, Jim Crow of the North, on Minnesota Experience, a film that delves into the complex...