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Working with finite resources, Twin Cities rental housing inspectors reward good, target bad

Despite tight budgets and swelling workloads, inspection departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul are exploring proactive approaches to ensure a safe and sound supply of rental housing.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2014 - Community Dividend

Community Land Trusts in Minnesota: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of How They Fared During the Great Recession

An exploration of how the housing boom and bust of the past decade affected community land trusts in Minnesota.
Harshada Karnik
August 2014 - Community Development Papers

Helping small businesses survive big construction: Strategies from the Green Line LRT project

When major construction tore up a busy Twin Cities thoroughfare, a public-private partnership mobilized to help small businesses weather the disruptions.
Jacob Wascalus
July 2014 - Community Dividend

Maximizing the tribal land buy-back program: How priority lists can help tribes influence what's purchased

By identifying desirable parcels for development, American Indian tribes can make the most of a federal program that's putting reservation land back in tribal hands.
Jacob Wascalus
July 2014 - Community Dividend

State incentive fund helps ease North Dakota's affordable housing shortage

The North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund, a tax-incentive program to fund housing for essential workers and low- to moderate-income people, is a hit with contributors and developers alike.
Paula Woessner
July 2014 - Community Dividend

CDFIs emerge as key partners in improving community health

Community development financial institutions often play a critical role in financing the infrastructure that makes good health possible.
Ela Rausch
April 2014 - Community Dividend

CDFI Fund announces $17 million in Bank Enterprise Awards

January 2014 - Community Dividend

Making surety bonds a surer thing for Native contractors

Recent changes to a federal bond-guarantee program could help construction firms in Indian Country and elsewhere do business.
Andrew Twite, Ahna Minge
January 2014 - Community Dividend

Forecast models and surveys point to steady growth in 2013

District Economic Outlook
Rob Grunewald, Joe Mahon
January 2013 - fedgazette

Three Affiliated Tribes to build oil refinery

January 2013 - Community Dividend

Ninth District community developers use green innovations to help make housing affordable

For affordable housing developers, the goal of "going green" is not only to provide permanent shelter and community stabilization at a lower cost, but to provide low-income families with long-term red
Deborah Booth Summers
October 2010 - Community Dividend

Tax credits for first-time castles

The home buyer's tax credit has given the housing market a boost. But what happens when the credit ends?
Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2010 - fedgazette

Family Housing Fund launches Twin Cities Community Land Bank

April 2010 - Community Dividend

CRE: The cracked glass slipper?

CRE exposure and delinquencies are on the rise for Ninth District banks, but the full fallout is difficult to gauge
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2010 - fedgazette

Collateral damage

While real estate still struggles through the housing collapse, commercial mortgages are piling on more pain
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2010 - fedgazette

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