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Planning for Affordable Housing in the Suburbs: Perspectives on Comprehensive Plan Updates.

Date and time: 
November 20, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm


  • Guy Peterson, Metropolitan Council
  • Jodi Nelson, Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition for Affordable Housing (MICAH)
  • Ed Goetz, University of Minnesota Minnesota

December 2008 was the “due date” for the most recent round of comprehensive plan updates. What are communities throughout the Twin Cities metro area planning to do to meet the region’s need for low- and moderate-income housing? The speakers provided their perspectives on the housing plans that have been submitted by communities throughout the region. The Metropolitan Council is the agency responsible for reviewing updated plans; Guy Peterson talked about the process from the Met Council’s viewpoint. MICAH was involved in advocacy efforts in many communities during the period when the plans were being written. Jodi Nelson talked about MICAH’s efforts. Ed Goetz provided a summary of an analysis of the housing plans in 35 suburban communities.

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