Forum: Local leaders press Minnesota lawmakers for housing options in cities where ‘there is simply none available’

EXCERPT: “Greater Minnesota communities and businesses are stymied by a shortage of housing around the state, local leaders told a panel of state legislators on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Limited housing options in more rural parts of the state restricted businesses there from growing since workers can’t find homes nearby. And because the communities have lower rent than larger metro areas, developers aren’t as eager to kick off new projects there, they said. The result left county commissioners and housing authority leaders feeling stuck as they came before the Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability on Tuesday. The local leaders pressed legislators for more tools to boost available housing options.” FULL STORY: