Guide to Navigate the Act Locally section:
  • First, read the Survey Summary Page for discussion of a recent survey of local officials - their views on local barriers to producing affordable housing and on tools that cities can utilize to produce affordable housing.
  • Then find out How To Approach Your City with suggestions on how to effectively advocate for affordable housing with local officials.
  • Next, find your city in the list below and click on it for your City Snapshot, which has information on affordable housing that is specific to your city.  Information includes current and future housing goals, as well as other important facts.
  • If your city participated in the survey, then the City Snapshot page will have additional information, such as barriers to housing production in your community and opinions of local officials on what city strategies can assist in leading to low cost housing.  You can compare your city's survey responses with the Survey Results to get a sense of how your city compares.  Putting all this information together should give you a fairly complete picture of where your city stands on affordable housing, and where there might be room for improvement.

Cities within the Twin Cities metropolitan area are listed below. Bold cities are those which have participated in the Survey done by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the Humphrey Institute (CURA).

Cities participating in the survey are indicated by bold links.
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Survey Summary Page
Learn more about the Survey and the cities involved.
Survey Results (PDF)
Download a general summary of the survey data - E. Goetz & A. Vesota.
How To Approach Your City
Helpful tips to become an informed housing advocate.
HUD/CHAS Dataset
For a detailed analysis by HUD of housing needs in this community, follow this link. Then, select Minnesota and Submit. You then have the choice of viewing data for "all households" or for various racial/ethnic groups. Make the selection and Submit. Select either "County" or "Census Place" and Submit.

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