Communities News

Affordable housing investment nearly doubles

Metro area cities can apply for $24.5 million in 2020 through the Livable Communities Fund. That includes an expansion of the funds targeted specifically to preserve and expand affordable housing.

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

The Census is coming!

A complete and accurate census count is crucial for funding from the federal and state governments.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Council commits $1 million to reduce homelessness

The Metropolitan Council has committed 1 million dollars to a new winter homeless initiative announced by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Dec. 19.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Growing cities meet regional density targets

The Council’s net residential density target is a minimum of 3 units per acre for cities and townships designated as either suburban edge, emerging suburban edge, or rural center.

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Regional and local planning go hand-in-hand

Local comprehensive plans reflect the vision of metro area cities and townships. The Met Council reviews the plans to ensure planned growth is compatible with regional infrastructure investment.

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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