By many measures, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region is a great place to live. The quality of life is high, including ample green space and a vibrant arts scene; it is affordable relative to other cities; and there is a strong job market. Yet, many full time workers cannot find a home that is affordable to them.
In March 2018, the Family Housing Fund published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify qualified firms to act as Court-appointed administrator or receiver within the context of certain legal actions to protect and preserve low-cost rental housing and the occupancy by residents thereof in the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Through a review of applications and interviews with finalist applicants, an evaluation team identified Twin Cities firms who meet the Minimum Qualifications to perform the required Scope of Services (find full details in the link below). This list may serve as a resource for the Courts, local governments, and other housing stakeholders in the Twin Cities region. Inclusion on the list in no way implies an endorsement of any firm.
What’s inside the document:
- List of 6 qualified firms summarizing expertise and contact information.
- Review Process and Evaluation Team
- Scope of Services required by the RFQ process
- Minimum Qualifications required by the RFQ process
- Future Opportunities to Apply
- Family Housing Fund mission
The Family Housing Fund has published an updated version of our fact sheet that compares worker’s wages to housing affordability (housing plus transportation costs) in the Twin Cities metro area. New this year: we’ve included calculations for minimum wage earners and security guard positions.
The Fund has commissioned an updated to the report by Maxfield Research exploring the relationship between affordable rental housing and neighboring property values—the original report, published in 2000, can be found here. As in the original study, the 2014 report found little to no evidence to suggest that the construction of affordable rental housing hurt the performance of home sales. In the areas studied, home sales displayed similar or stronger performance in the period after affordable rental housing was built compared to a control group.
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The Fund has updated its Fact Sheet about the rise in childhood homelessness and the devastating effect on health, development, and educational achievement.