- Created: Monday, 14 May 2018 13:52
- Written by Carolyn Szczepanski
In January, MHP was proud to announce that Executive Director Anne Mavity would co-chair the Affordable Housing Task Force for then incoming Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, with the goal of engaging a broad coalition of stakeholders and regional partners to create a set of policy recommendations to increase the city and regional supply of affordable housing. Yesterday, the Task Force released its recommendations, including a proposal for a historic increase in funding for affordable housing.
As the co-chairs noted in their letter to the Mayor: "The City of Minneapolis, and Twin Cities Region as a whole, is at a unique and critical moment to address affordable housing challenges. Without significant leadership from the City, Minneapolis will become as unaffordable as major coastal cities... Across [community] meetings and roundtables, stakeholders reinforced the belief that every Minneapolis neighborhood needs affordable housing. For the City to be healthy and resilient, each neighborhood must have a continuum of housing opportunities. Through housing, Minneapolis’ continued growth will strengthen all neighborhoods."
To make that happen, the recommendations included a bold funding goal, and four areas of focus.