October 2014—October 2014 Issue
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.
Using housing regulation as a community-engagement tool: A conversation with Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde
Community Dividend speaks with Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, director of the City of Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services, to learn how housing regulations and inspections can affect neighborhood stability.
GIS technology helps tribes tackle planning and projects
American Indian tribes are turning to GIS (geographic information system) tools for land management, community planning, and other purposes.
Is subprime lending making a comeback?
News reports have suggested that higher-risk lending is on the rise, but an analysis by the Minneapolis Fed paints a more nuanced picture.