Housing Initiatives & Projects

Support for mixed income housing

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The Council has partnered with the Family Housing Fund and the Urban Land Institute of Minnesota to support mixed income (or inclusionary) housing efforts in the region. Together, we developed a series of online tools, including a Mixed Income Feasibility Calculator that allows users to explore the relationship between various local incentives and the development of mixed income housing. More about mixed income housing resources and The Calculator. 


Manufactured Home Park Preservation

Manufactured homes in Washington countyRedevelopment pressures, aging infrastructure, and locations near major transportation infrastructures threaten the region's Manufactured Home Parks (MHP), an important source of affordable housing. Selected as part of the Council's 2015 Equity Implementation Grant program, the Manufactured Home Park Preservation Project is a two-part, multi-divisional effort involving housing policy, connection to the regional wastewater treatment system, and environmental and water quality considerations. 
More about the Council's MHP Preservation Project.

Livable Communities Program

The Council’s Livable Communities program helps expand affordable housing opportunities and strengthen connections among housing, jobs and services. The program provides grants to:

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Clean up contaminated sites for redevelopment, creating jobs and producing affordable housing. More about Tax Base Revitalization grants.
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Produce and preserve affordable housing choices for people with low to moderate incomes. More about Local Housing Incentives grants.
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Support development and redevelopment that links housing, jobs, and services and demonstrates efficient and cost-effective land and infrastructure use. More about Livable Communities Demonstration grants.