2040 Housing Policy Plan

2050 Housing Policy Plan

The 2050 regional Housing Policy Plan is in the process of being created, the 2050 Housing Policy Plan page will be updated with more information as details about engagement and content are generated.

Thrive MSP logo and link. The Met Council developed the 2040 Housing Policy Plan to provide leadership and guidance on regional housing needs and challenges, and to support Thrive MSP 2040, the regional development guide. The 2040 Housing Policy Plan was adopted by the Met Council on December 10, 2014.

A regional plan to address housing needs and challenges

The 2040 Housing Policy Plan was created in collaboration with local government partners, housing developers, community organizations, and other stakeholders.

2040 Housing Policy Plan Summary cover The Housing Policy Plan addresses housing challenges greater than any one city or county can tackle alone. It recognizes that the future’s increasingly complex housing issues demand more innovative strategies and greater collaboration. With both statutory responsibilities and local opportunities, local governments play a key role in translating regional policy and priorities into effective implementation within local housing markets; one size does not fit all.

Advancing the outcomes of Thrive MSP 2040

The strategies in the housing plan advance the five outcomes in Thrive MSP 2040 — stewardship, prosperity, equity, livability, and sustainability. Key priorities include:

  • Managing, maintaining, and preserving the existing housing stock.
  • Creating or preserving a mix of housing affordability around emerging transit investments to help low-income households reduce the combined costs of housing and transportation.
  • Expanding housing options for people in all life stages and of all economic means through a balanced approach. This means both expanding housing choices for low- and moderate-income households in higher-income areas and enhancing the livability of low-income neighborhoods.

Other regional plans

The regional development guide, Thrive MSP 2040, sets the policy foundations for systems and policy plans developed by the Met Council. In addition to the 2040 Housing Policy Plan, see: