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Public Pinned Report on Housing Alliance Coalition led by Coalition for Rochester Area Housing
Last modified: August 14, 2023




1. Housing Coalition Report: 2023 Legislative Housing Policy & Funding Update.

2. Future Starts at Home: Constitution Amendment For Housing




August Housing Alliance Meeting


Coalition Presentation Slides




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Video Recording




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Future Starts at Home: Constitution Amendment For Housing



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PB Reporting: First U.S. city to tame inflation owes its success to affordable housing



In May, the Twin Cities became the first major metropolitan area to see annual inflation fall below the Federal Reserve’s target of 2%. Its 1.8% pace of price increases was the lowest of any region that month.


The housing initiatives — including the Itasca Project, an alliance of the business, philanthropic and public sectors in the region pushing for at least 18,000 new housing units per year through 2030 — have picked up where the Fed’s monetary tightening leaves off, demonstrating the role state and local policies can play in curbing inflation.

Rent growth in Minneapolis since 2017 is just 1%, compared with 31% in the U.S. overall, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. Its share of affordable rental units and ratio of rent to income are better than most comparable U.S. metro areas.

Currie Commons is a 187-unit complex under construction in the Harrison neighborhood of north Minneapolis, where the poverty rate exceeds 30%. A quarter of the apartments will be reserved for those making less than 30% of area median income — or $35,500 for a family of four. The four-story property will include a rooftop deck with a view of the city skyline and a large community area.

Across the Mississippi River in St. Paul, on a 122- acre site where a Ford Motor Co. assembly plant once stood, a mixed-use development is going up with 20% of the housing reserved for lower-income renters.


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Other Housing Alliance Coalition Pinned Reports

March 29, 2023 : Accessory Dwelling Unit Pilot Program Open for Applications

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Pilot Program supports and encourages property owners in the city of Rochester to develop ADUs on their properties.

January 19, 2023 : Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing

Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing Co-designing report

August 10, 2022 : Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(A) Aug 2022 status: Request for Proposals for Senior Housing Development;  (B) Dec, 2021 status: (1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members


December 02, 2021 : Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

March 06, 2021 : Housing Alliance Coalition

 Work Products: 2021 Housing Profile and Coalition Report 2020

December 03, 2020 : Maxfield Olmsted County Housing Study Findings

 Maxfield Study Updates. 

September 27, 2019 : 2019 DMCC Affordable Housing Work Plan Status

2019 Presentations : September DMCC, meeting, May DMCC meeting and Feb DMCC meeting.

February 15, 2019 : Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

December 09, 2018 : Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.



August 21, 2018 : 2016-2020 Housing Framework

Notes and presentation from  the July Housing Conversation hosted by Kim Norton.

September 21, 2017 : City Council Discussing Affordable Housing

City Council's Committee at Large discussed Affordable Housing and Councilman Michael Wojcik's counter proposal. 

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