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ACTION: Help Us Bring Back SROs to Minneapolis

Take Action: Help us Bring Back SROs to Minneapolis Single-room occupancy housing (SRO) is a type of home in which each resident has their own room, but might share a kitchen, a bathroom, and other common areas. Think of a college dorm, a retirement home, or renting a spare room to a friend.  Since expensive…

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ACTION: Support Parking Reform in Minneapolis

With Minneapolis 2040, the City of Minneapolis committed to eliminating car parking minimum requirements city-wide. We need you to speak up, as the City now considers this change, because it will reduce disparities, make new homes more affordable, and help our city become more climate resilient.  Currently, the city requires that builders provide minimum numbers…

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2021 Minneapolis Mayor Housing Questionnaire

A coalition of local organizations sponsored this questionnaire to help voters understand where each candidate stands on issues that shape whether every person can find and afford a home in Minneapolis. We collectively submitted, refined, and selected these questions and invited campaigns of all candidates to respond. We will continue to accept responses and thank…

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2021 Minneapolis Park Board Housing Questionnaire

A coalition of local organizations sponsored this questionnaire to help voters understand where each candidate stands on issues that shape whether every person can find and afford a home in Minneapolis. We collectively submitted, refined, and selected these questions and invited campaigns of all candidates to respond. We will continue to accept responses and thank…

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March Member Social featuring Shane Phillips

Hey Neighbor! We’re excited to welcome Shane Phillips, author of The Affordable City, as the special guest at our March member social! Shane Phillips manages the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California. The Affordable City, discusses the problem of high housing costs and household instability that affect every major…

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Neighborly Events Update

Check out these events around town to meet your neighbors and advocate for more affordable, abundant housing in the Twin Cities! Neighbors for More Neighbors events: We are taking February off, but stay tuned for more exciting events this spring Other neighborly events in the Twin Cities: Minnesota Housing Partnership: Legislative UpdateFriday, February 5, 9:00am Find more…

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Comment on the Draft Built Form Zoning Regulations

On December 8, the Minneapolis City Council’s Business, Inspections & Zoning Committee will meet to consider new built form regulations to align the zoning code with the Minneapolis 2040 Plan. Neighbors for More Neighbors, along with a coalition of local organizations, signed on to a letter to call for specific changes to the zoning code…

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Minneapolis regulations need your input ASAP

Neighbors for More Neighbors organized in support of Minneapolis 2040 because we believe in building enough homes for everyone in our City. Part of the promise of Minneapolis 2040 is now at risk – and we need you to act! Last month, as part of Minneapolis’ efforts to update zoning rules to match the guidelines…

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Take Action: Two Affordable Housing Projects at Risk

Recently, the Minneapolis Planning Commission approved two new affordable housing projects: one at 2025 W River Road N (former Broadway Pizza site), and another at 2301 California St NE. Both projects are entirely affordable, but the approvals for both have been appealed to the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning (BIHZ) Committee —appeals that could ultimately…

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Will Minneapolis 2040 Live Up to its Promise?

[Crossposted from streets.mn] The City of Minneapolis invites comment on the Built Form Rezoning Study through October 19th.  Minneapolis spent 2018 discussing the merits of the Minneapolis 2040 plan. As a city, there is wide consensus that we face three critical and interconnected challenges: Racial disparitiesPoor and worsening housing affordabilityClimate change No one policy or action created these…

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Action Alert: Minneapolis 2040 Needs Your Help

Take Action: Allow for More Livable Homes on More Lots Neighbors for More Neighbors organized in support of Minneapolis 2040 because we believe in building enough homes for everyone in our City. Part of the promise of Minneapolis 2040 is now at risk – and we need you to act.Earlier this month, as part of Minneapolis’…

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September N4MN Scavenger Hunt

It is with much excitement that we invite you and your families to be a part of N4MN’s first SCAVENGER HUNT! If you’re like us, COVID-19 has kept you inside more than you want this summer. So we came up with a plan to help! We want you and your family to enjoy the last warm,…

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N4MN is Seeking Volunteers!

Neighbors for More Neighbors is kicking into high gear, and we’re looking for volunteers to carry us forward over the next 12 months. We’re all keenly aware of our city’s racial disparities and the growing number of people living without homes. There are many reasons Minneapolis has not addressed these issues. We are working for change on two of those reasons: we’re not investing…

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Take Action: Support Increased ADU Heights

January 20, 2020 Image courtesy of Alyssa Lee Photography for Christopher Strom Architects As part of the Minneapolis 2040 plan, the City has encouraged additional “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs) in Minneapolis. What is an ADU? Essentially, a separate apartment that’s added on the same lot as an existing home. You may have heard them referred…

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Minneapolis 2040: Help Us Keep Momentum

Dear Neighbors, Last week, a big group of you came out to City Hall to support the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. We were thrilled that the Commissioners voted 8–1 to send the plan to the City Council. Now, the City Council will be reviewing the plan — this is a critical time to make sure they hear…

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We Need You at City Hall for Mpls 2040

The Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan is approaching a critical moment and we are asking for your help! The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the plan at their October 29th meeting: 4:30 p.m., Oct 29th City Hall, Room 317 350 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 Facebook :: Calendar Event If you can’t make…

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Support the D Line Chicago & 48th Stop

The D Line is a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) line for the Route 5 bus which travels from Brooklyn Park, through Minneapolis, and ends at the Mall of America. Route 5 is one of Metro Transit’s busiest bus routes carrying about 16,000 riders each weekday. For transit riders, who are disproportionately lower income or…

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#mpls2040 comment deadline is tonight. Submit your comments!

The comment deadline for the first draft of the Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan is July 22nd. During this process, the city has held more than a hundred public meetings, in addition to many other events, to collect feedback from Minneapolis residents. Neighbors for More Neighbors has been doing our part by hosting comment parties, writing blog…

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