Neighborhoods across the Twin Cities are changing, but some say that’s not always a good thing. Longtime residents of now “up and coming” areas could be getting forced out. That was one finding of a University of Minnesota research project put on by the Center for Regional and Urban Affairs (CURA). Read More
“Minneapolis renters; input informs new housing-instability proposals” Published on June 12th in MinnPost.
The struggle between rent and circumstance is familiar territory for anyone who’s read about evictions lately. Three years ago, when sociologist Matthew Desmond’s award-winning book on evictions in Milwaukee came out, the narrative shed new light on how poor people survive in most American cities. The book’s main characters, mostly African-American women, struggle to escape the
“How Minneapolis Freed Itself from the Strong From the Stronghold of Single-Family Homes” Published on July 11th in Politico Magazine
Cities across the country are booming, but their growth is exacerbating an already critical lack of affordable housing for the middle class and poor alike. The solutions being proposed in many cities run the gamut from rent control to federal subsidies, but Minneapolis has landed on something even bolder that strikes at the heart
“Northside landlords exploit poor Black tenants, study shows” Published on July 28th in the Spokesman-Recorder.
Single Black mothers face the highest risk of eviction in the United States. North Minneapolis is no different. From 2013 to 2015, about 50 percent of Northside renter households were hit with at least one eviction filing from their landlord. Single Black women with children living below the poverty line lead more than 60 percent