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Recent Articles

Buses, trains, bridges, highways: ‘It’s all about connecting people’

But are low-income people and people of color connecting with planners?  
By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


The Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) throughout the month of December have held town hall meetings around the Twin Cities metro area. “We know that jobs, businesses and our quality of life are going to depend upon this interconnected [transit] system,” proclaimed MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle at the December 10 meeting at St. Paul Union Depot. “It’s not just LRT (light rail transit) or fast lane or a county road. Continue Reading →

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Recession or not, home ownership is still possible for some


Organizations like MCASA Homes keep hope alive

By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer


Low-income housing has pretty much gone the way of the buffalo. Unless you’re on welfare in a Section 8 apartment, there’s virtually no such thing. Between the ravaged economy and the longstanding evil of predatory lending, low-income home ownership is scarcer still. The market wasn’t doing great before this Great Recession hit, and now it’s truly taking a beating. Enter MCASA Homes, a partnership in St. Continue Reading →

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