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POLICY 37

Mixed Income Housing: Promote mixed-income development throughout the city.

The development of new housing in Minneapolis is mostly occurring in amenity-rich areas with access to transportation choices, jobs, goods, services and recreation. The cost of this new housing is typically out of reach for those making the city’s median household income. In Minneapolis, the median household income is $52,611 and the median family income is $72,970. The market alone will not deliver new affordable housing units to many of the city’s existing residents.

In some areas of Minneapolis the market is not producing new housing units on its own, especially areas with high poverty rates. City intervention may be needed in these areas to support mixed-income housing, including both market rate and affordable housing, at all levels of affordability.

ACTION STEPS

The City will seek to accomplish the following action steps to promote mixed-income development throughout the city.

  1. Create and refine policy, programs, regulations and other tools to develop mixed-income housing throughout the city for ownership and rental housing.
  2. Expand the City’s inclusionary housing policies and tools.
  3. Cultivate a culture of mixed-income housing practice, where mixed-income housing models are desired, expected and produced.
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