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Many steps needed to ensure affordable housing for all

10 Oct 2018


Housing

This is the third and final installment of a series of editorials by the Adams Publishing - ECM Editorial Board, examining affordable housing issues in Minnesota and potential solutions.

Every family needs to have a place to call home – a cozy bed, a kitchen stocked with food and a secure roof overhead. Beyond shelter requirements, home offers us sanctuary from the stresses of life, a place for children to do their homework and for social interaction.

So why is that quest so far out of reach for many Minnesotans? It just doesn’t seem possible in this time of booming business, residential construction everywhere you look and a jobless rate at a long-time low that housing remains unaffordable and inaccessible to so many.

In previous editorials, our Editorial Board has outlined the extent of the problem and some of the specific barriers to those who are unable to develop a stable housing situation.

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