Housing Issues for Minnesota Cities

Information Memo

Published: January 25, 2021

Housing Issues for Minnesota Cities
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Learn about the general concepts of affordable housing, fair housing, and naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH). Identify local tools and resources cities may consider implementing to preserve or produce affordable housing and address homelessness and encampments. Discover government partners and programs to consider facilitating to stimulate housing. Find an overview of state and federally sponsored programs for encouraging housing, including Low-Income Rental Classification, Opportunity Zones, Local Housing Trust Funds, and various Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) programs.