Housing in America: A Blueprint in Minneapolis

Episode 139

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Housing in America: A Blueprint in Minneapolis

Stat: 12%: From 2017 to 2022, Minneapolis increased its housing stock by 12% while rents remained flat.

Story: Minneapolis is drawing positive national attention for the city’s approach to curbing soaring housing costs. In this episode, we hear from Meg McMahan and Jason Wittenberg from Minneapolis’ Office of Community Planning and Economic Development about the city’s history of disparities in zoning policies and the strategies they’re implementing to secure more housing for residents.

We also hear from Margaret Kaplan, president of the statewide Housing Justice Center, about how the nonprofit helps people throughout Minnesota overcome barriers in securing housing, including access and financing.

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