Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

An 'Explosion' of Investor-Owned Homes in Minneapolis' Low-Income Neighborhoods

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has noticed an alarming spike in investor-owned homes in Minneapolis since the Great Recession.

December 8, 2021 - Marketwatch

Metro Transit Green Line

Three New Programs to Increase Transit Ridership in the Twin Cities

With peak hour commuter travel not expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, Metro Transit is getting creative in its efforts to attract new riders.

October 1, 2021 - MinnPost

St. Paul Minnesota

St. Paul Voters Could Pass the Nation's Strictest Rent Stabilization Ordinance

The extremely strict proposal would eliminate sharp rent increases, but could stifle housing construction and worsen the city's housing crisis.

September 10, 2021 - Minneapolis Post

Saint Paul Minnesota

How to Abolish Parking Minimums: Lessons from the Twin Cities

Cities around the country are eliminating parking minimums in an effort to reduce the costs of housing construction and encourage car-free living.

September 7, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Southwest LRT

Minneapolis LRT Facing Delays, Cost Increases

Construction on the Kenilworth Tunnel has been plagued by problems and threatens the foundation of a nearby condo complex.

July 28, 2021 - Minneapolis Post

Suburban Tract Homes

Report: 'Housing as a Commodity' Increases Residential Segregation

The growth of institutionalized housing has led to growing inequality between Black and white homeownership rates in the Twin Cities, new research shows.

July 12, 2021 - Minneapolis Post

Metro Transit Minneapolis

Minnesota Transit Buses Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

The state's department of health is deploying the retrofitted buses to administer vaccines in hard-to-reach communities.

June 23, 2021 - Next City

Twins Logo Sign

Twin Cities to Lower Speed Limits

Minneapolis and St. Paul are teaming up, with new authority granted by the State legislature, to lower speed limits in both cities.

March 9, 2020 - Star Tribune

Metro Transit Green Line

Twin Cities Light Rail Cuts Overnight Service, Displaces Hundreds of Homeless Riders

Homeless and working class riders won't have the shelter and mobility offered by Green Line trains in the Twin Cities, as Metro Transit cuts overnight service.

August 20, 2019 - Star Tribune

Monorail

The Man Who Bought an Out of Service Monorail Train

It only cost him $1,000 to buy the whole train.

June 28, 2019 - Jalopnik

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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