Housing & Transportation

Homeownership slips in Twin Cities as developers focus on apartments and high-end homes

BY: - June 11, 2021

For decades the Twin Cities has boasted one of the highest rates of homeownership in the nation. But a surge of demand and a lack of building — especially after the housing crash and Great Recession — have created an acute shortage of homes that are affordable for most Minnesotans. “Demand for lower-priced homes has long exceeded […]

Rent control ban passes Senate committee; lawmaker says Minneapolis is on path to ‘self-destruction’

BY: - March 2, 2021

A state ban on rent control passed out of the Senate Local Government Policy Committee on a voice vote Tuesday with Democratic-Farmer-Labor members calling for the Legislature to respect local control, while Republican members saying Minneapolis must be stopped from “self-destruction.” The move comes as the Minneapolis City Council pushes forward with a proposal to […]