The GMNP supports programs to address the critical workforce housing shortage in Greater Minnesota. This includes at least $20 million in funding for workforce housing grant programs focused on increasing the supply of units in communities that can grow now. The GMNP supports workforce housing programs that have no income or population restrictions, and which are focused on economic development. The legislature should fund affordable or workforce housing programs at a level that accounts for the cost of prevailing wage regulations in housing construction, or should seek reforms to reduce those costs.
Bills to Watch
- SF 3816/ HF 3967 – Appropriates $10M for FY 2019 for the Minnesota Housing Finance Authority Workforce Housing Development Program