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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby VAStationDude » February 13th, 2016, 8:41 am

Openness = only for people who can afford their own transportation. Poor families are effectively shut out of the district.

Outreach = poorism

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby Rich » February 13th, 2016, 8:57 am

Outreach = Minnetonka schools sending hundreds of kids to tutor in inner city schools every year. Giving much needed assistance to overwhelmed Minneapolis schools.

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby RailBaronYarr » February 13th, 2016, 10:40 am

That's the problem with how we perceive meaningful outreach/caring in this country. Propose a 4-story workforce housing structure next to the families who send their kids to Minneapolis schools for tutoring for a couple hours a week and see what happens. And, I'm not saying the result would be any different in Linden Hills or Fulton or probably even the Wedge.

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby WHS » February 13th, 2016, 2:24 pm

Rich wrote:
WHS wrote:Minnetonka does NOT participate in the Choice Is Yours program
That’s surprising, given the district’s eagerness to open their doors to everyone, and their history of outreach to inner city schools. I’d be curious to know why they weren’t chosen to participate.
Minnetonka Public Schools chooses not to participate. It's an opt-in program.

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Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

Postby Sara Bergen » February 15th, 2016, 5:52 pm

grrdanko wrote: '
"It wasn't that long ago that people were afraid to go into the Phillips Neighborhood. I'd classify it as hip now."
What is the area you are defining as the Phillips Neighborhood, and why specifically would you classify it as hip?

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby LakeCharles » March 28th, 2016, 10:56 am

Growing up in a bag neighborhood does more harm than we thought:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/upsho ... ought.html

More specifically looking at public housing projects and those who leave them.

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Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

Postby grrdanko » March 28th, 2016, 3:28 pm

Sara Bergen wrote:
grrdanko wrote: '
"It wasn't that long ago that people were afraid to go into the Phillips Neighborhood. I'd classify it as hip now."
What is the area you are defining as the Phillips Neighborhood, and why specifically would you classify it as hip?
East, West and Midtown Phillips. I guess it's called Ventura Village now. The area North of Lake St, South of downtown, West of 55 and east of 35w.

This is definitely hip. It has good restaurants and bars , cool houses and a younger crowd. You don't think it's hip? It's like Northeast was 10 years ago.

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Re: The economics of housing

Postby Silophant » May 20th, 2016, 7:50 am

The Atlantic has an article about how overwhelmingly white subsidized artist housing generally is, relative to the poor population of the city as a whole. It features our very own A Mill as an example.

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Anondson
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Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby Anondson » May 30th, 2016, 7:42 am

Another suburban affordable apartment complex getting rent increases that is effectively displacing low income renters. This one in Burnsville.

http://www.startribune.com/rent-hikes-t ... 381262081/

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby RailBaronYarr » May 31st, 2016, 8:23 am

Even 3rd and 4th ring suburbs need to upzone more land.

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby QuietBlue » June 1st, 2016, 3:05 pm

RailBaronYarr wrote:Even 3rd and 4th ring suburbs need to upzone more land.
Could be, but as long as it's cheaper to upgrade existing complexes than build new ones, this will continue to be an issue. A number of apartment complexes in the area have been rebranded recently, so there could be more of this coming.

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby Anondson » June 3rd, 2016, 3:39 pm

The case for land trusts as ways to sustain affordable housing options.

http://finance-commerce.com/2016/06/mak ... nd-trusts/

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby mattaudio » October 5th, 2016, 9:27 am

Hot market for buyers is driving loss of affordable rentals in Twin Cities
http://www.startribune.com/hot-market-f ... 395909131/

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Affordable housing

Postby Qhaberl » February 14th, 2017, 9:30 am

There might already be a form dedicated to this, but I want to see what people are thinking about affordable housing. How can cities across the nation, including Minneapolis continue to provide affordable housing.

I think it is safe to say that building housing projects is not the greatest of ideas. I have been reading a lot about the smart code. Do you think inclusionary zoning he is an option Minneapolis could look at?


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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby mattaudio » March 21st, 2017, 11:14 am

Thoughts on the proposed Housing Voucher ordinance?
https://www.minnpost.com/politics-polic ... ousing-aut

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby MNdible » March 21st, 2017, 1:00 pm

At a minimum, I think there needs to be a lower limit cutoff on landlords with fewer than, say, 10 units. If you're a small-time operator, the bureaucratic requirements of complying with Section 8 could be brutal.

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby fehler » March 22nd, 2017, 3:14 pm

I don't really know what the bureaucratic requirements for Section 8 are, so I won't venture if this is a good idea.

However, I've heard a rumble. The Indoor Smoking Ban started in Minneapolis. Then spread to Hennepin County. And finally statewide. There are suburban landlords and neighborhoods getting ready to fight, in case this takes hold and starts spreading.

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby Anondson » March 22nd, 2017, 7:44 pm

Affordable housing advocates were caught off guard with the Met Council not having firm requirements for affordable housing in TCAAP in Arden Hills.

http://www.startribune.com/housing-advo ... 416885514/

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby xandrex » March 23rd, 2017, 10:40 am

fehler wrote:
March 22nd, 2017, 3:14 pm
I don't really know what the bureaucratic requirements for Section 8 are, so I won't venture if this is a good idea.

However, I've heard a rumble. The Indoor Smoking Ban started in Minneapolis. Then spread to Hennepin County. And finally statewide. There are suburban landlords and neighborhoods getting ready to fight, in case this takes hold and starts spreading.
Smoking bans actually started in Greater Minnesota first (Moose Lake was first, followed by Duluth in 2001). But your point still stands. :mrgreen:

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Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Postby mplsjaromir » March 31st, 2017, 7:18 am

http://www.wedgelive.com/2017/03/the-co ... erned.html

lol. Housing preservationists are almost always acting in bad faith.


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