Room L-110 (Honeywell Auditorium) - Carlson School of Management
321 19th Avenue S
Lower income households have always faced the threat of involuntary displacement, but that threat is becoming more acute in the Twin Cities Metro area as the perfect storm of low vacancy rates, escalating rents and upscaling of naturally occurring affordable apartments drives families from their homes. What can local governments do to protect people? The Housing Justice Center will talk about a report it just issued discussing six areas where local policies and strategies can help preserve the affordability of at-risk housing, can keep low income residents in their homes, or at least protect them when they have to move. The report draws on innovative practices adopted both locally and across the country.