Tag: Affordable housing

Parishes help provide leadership for affordable housing

Parishes help provide leadership for affordable housing

| Debbie Musser | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Six years ago, Jen Collins was newly married and enrolled in both Luther Seminary and Bethel Seminary in St. Paul. “It was difficult to find a place to live that was affordable for our income; we didn’t have a lot of wiggle room,” she said. “We knew we wanted to be fairly close to the seminaries and my husband’s job in Minneapolis. ”The need for affordable housing, which the Metropolitan Council, a regional planning and policy-making body for the Twin Cities area, defines as costing households no more than 30 percent of their annual gross income, is found not only in the inner cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s prevalent, and increasing, in the suburbs.

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Advocates for the homeless make voices heard in State Capitol

Advocates for the homeless make voices heard in State Capitol

| May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

People who have experienced homelessness, advocates for affordable housing, state lawmakers and the governor and lieutenant governor of Minnesota rallied at the State Capitol in St. Paul May 6 for legislation to create and preserve affordable housing.

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Affordable housing, education choice included in bishops’ discussions with lawmakers

Affordable housing, education choice included in bishops’ discussions with lawmakers

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishops from each of Minnesota’s six dioceses met with Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers March 5 to discuss legislation on a range of issues, from immigration and education to poverty relief and commercial gestational surrogacy.

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Affordable housing in interest of common good

Affordable housing in interest of common good

| Ben Jones | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year, the Minnesota Catholic Conference has joined other organizations in supporting the Homes for All agenda currently before the Minnesota Legislature.

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Basilica partnership brings affordable housing to north side

Basilica partnership brings affordable housing to north side

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Where Broadway Avenue bends in north Minneapolis from its straight westerly direction to head northwest, a new apartment building — West Broadway Crescent — matches the curve in the street.

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Grassroots efforts aid Catholic Conference at 2014 Legislature

Grassroots efforts aid Catholic Conference at 2014 Legislature

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every state legislative session presents its own challenges and opportunities, and the 2014 session was no different, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are several initiatives in the works to attempt to reverse the affordable housing shortage and the growing shelter demand.

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Help CommonBond with challenge grant

Help CommonBond with challenge grant

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

CommonBond Communities, a non-profit affordable housing cor­poration that is affiliated with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Min­nea­polis, is in the midst of trying to raise $200,000 by March 31 to avoid losing funding as part of a challenge grant.

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