News & Events


Message from the Council Chair: Livable Communities Act has changed lives and our cities

Any city in the seven-county metro area can participate in the LCA program. It has helped build new supermarkets on Saint Paul’s East Side and in Oakdale. In Hopkins, it helped to connect the city’s downtown to the new Southwest light rail stop across Excelsior Boulevard. And the program has supported the creation of thousands of affordable housing units across the region.
February 23, 2021

Met Council and Edina partner on affordable housing

Edina will purchase single-family homes, make sure they’re up to code, and then lease them to us. We will rent the homes to lower-income working families and oversee the day-to-day management.

February 8, 2021

Message from the Council Chair: Ensuring transit safety and enforcement

We have formally partnered with the Citizens League to engage our customers, employees, and communities in conversations about their experiences with the Metro Transit Police Department. It’s one aspect of our commitment to bolder action on racial equity and more directly addressing its impacts on our region.
January 28, 2021

Southwest LRT announces potential delay

Over the course of the 2020 construction season, project staff and our contractor encountered unforeseen conditions in Minneapolis that will take longer to overcome.

January 14, 2021

Council awards grants for affordable housing

The Metropolitan Council awarded $5.5 million in grants for affordable housing, the largest award from the affordable housing fund in the 25-year history of the Livable Communities program.

January 13, 2021

Message from the Council Chair: Safe shelter in a pandemic

Too many people living in our region don’t enjoy what should be a basic right — safe, dignified housing. Expanding affordable housing opportunities is a Council priority. We’ve been doubling down our efforts in 2020.
December 15, 2020