Minneapolis Rents Drop, Bucking National Trends

I’ve worked on housing affordability since 1997. That whole time, the Twin Cities has been losing ground, with homes becoming steadily less affordable. Rents have been rising — sometimes very rapidly. The portion of people paying more than 30 percent or even 50 percent of their income in rent (the definition of “housing cost burden”) is stubbornly… (read more)

How you can help Neighbors for More Neighbors in 2022

Hello Neighbor,  We are looking ahead to 2022, and ready to make an impact as we stand up for secure, abundant homes for everyone in the Twin Cities. And we could use your help as a volunteer this year!  Check out our upcoming opportunities to take action, and email NeighborsForMoreNeighbors@gmail.com if you want to learn more or… (read more)

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… (read more)

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 disparities Poor and worsening housing affordability Climate change No one policy or action… (read more)

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… (read more)

A Minneapolis 2040 Conversation Guide for National Night Out

By Jonathan Foster & Jackie FosterThis also appears in Streets.mn, posted here with permission from the authors. What is National Night Out? National Night Out is an annual block party on the first Tuesday of August. This year, National Night Out is August 7th. It’s an opportunity to meet your neighbors, share a meal, and discuss… (read more)

Minneapolis residents opposed housing for WWII veterans

The news that Minneapolis had again passed 400,000 residents last summer is a reminder that we did it before. Buried in our history is a story of a post-war Minneapolis that at one time had more than 520,000 residents, and has not seen as many since. Part of the reason for this expansion and decline… (read more)