County Board OKs $25M for 1,393 affordable housing units

The Ramsey County Board approved almost $25 million for affordable housing in May, providing financial assistance for 18 new and existing apartment buildings. Many of the buildings are in Saint Paul, including several downtown and in Highland Park and Ramsey…

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Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2022

Maintain protections for rentersAs a longtime Saint Paul resident and voter, I am dismayed that the Minnesota Senate Housing Finance and Policy Committee would pass a measure to ban rent control and rent stabilization measures statewide (MyVillager, April 27). What…

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Council asks administration to speed up implementation of rent control

More focus sought from rent control task force. Frustration with the slow pace of implementing Saint Paul’s new rent control ordinance prompted the City Council on March 23 to adopt a resolution asking the 41-member Rent Stabilization Stakeholder task force…

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Grant will help turn Mary Hall into supportive housing

Mary Hall at 438 Dorothy Day Place in downtown Saint Paul will be redeveloped with $1.2 million from the Metropolitan Council. The nonprofit group Aeon plans to turn the historic building into permanent supportive housing for very low-income residents. Mary…

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Union Park committee recommends five-story Selby Flats

Merriam Park neighbors appear to have fallen short in their effort to influence a proposed five-story apartment building at 1708-16 Selby Ave. With a split vote on February 28, the Union Park District Council (UPDC) land use committee rejected the…

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New Crosby Park education center among city’s state bonding requests

More local government aid from the state, new laws to prevent gun violence and discourage catalytic converter theft, and additional resources for affordable housing and programs for people who are homeless highlight the city of Saint Paul’s wish list for…

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