Met Council calls for affordable housing

By: John Thomas

The Twin Cities metro and the University of Minnesota area need more housing — especially affordable units — to stave off a looming housing deficit, according to the Metropolitan Council’s long-term housing plan.

Citizens gathered to comment on the 2040 Housing Policy Plan, currently in its first public draft, at a hearing Monday in downtown St. Paul. The plan suggests measures that could provide students with more affordable housing options closer to campus, something experts say the area needs for an equitable environment.

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