MinnPost: Workers can’t find housing in Greater Minnesota. Will an extra $40 million from the Legislature help?

EXCERPT: “On the outskirts of Plainview in southeastern Minnesota, a cornfield that sits next to a golf course could be a crucial part of the small city’s future. In theory, it will become a housing development with single-family homes, commercial property and a 43-unit apartment building on 10 acres. The city has a population of about 3,500, and it’s home to a robust agriculture sector and medical workers because it’s close to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. But with a steady economy, Plainview has ‘housing needs across the board,’ said mayor Aaron Luckstein. And despite a $1.3 million grant from the state for the apartments, the housing project is on hold. Luckstein blames higher interest rates and pricier construction costs. The drive to build housing — and the stall in its development — reflects a problem not unique to Plainview. Across Greater Minnesota, many cities and towns face a lack of housing and struggle to boost inventory to meet demand for homes.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/451t53f