Why affordable housing advocates remain cautiously optimistic about this year’s legislative session
27 Jun 2018
Affordable housing was one of those issues that was expected to get some attention during the 2018 session of the Minnesota Legislature. It had been a prime issue in city elections in St. Paul and Minneapolis, not to mention something likely to come up during elections this fall.
So housing advocates came to the Capitol with a record-high bonding request: $140 million. Meanwhile, a bill to create an affordable housing tax credit on state income taxes, like North Dakota, had bipartisan support.
But with the number of days in the legislative session approaching single digits, what’s actually been accomplished?