Housing & Economic Development

Economic growth and quality, affordable housing are key components of the prosperity of any city. This category focuses on the City's efforts to address homelessness, provide affordable housing and highlight progress made in growing jobs and development.

Affordable Housing
In order to continually grow and thrive, Minneapolis needs a range of affordable housing options for people at every stage of life and facing a variety of circumstances. This measure provides data on affordable housing developed for different income groups.

City Investments in Housing and Business Development
This measure uses a map to display City program investments in housing and business development against designated target and priority areas, illustrating the extent to which City investment is aligning with its plan.

Homelessness
All people deserve safe, decent and affordable housing. When families, single adults and youths lose their housing, it destabilizes their lives. This measure tracks the progress being made by a multipartner effort to reduce homelessness across Hennepin County, much of which is focused in Minneapolis.

Job Placements
This measure provides a clear indication of the City's adult and youth job placements. The adult program provides Minneapolis residents with community-based one-on-one career counseling and job placement and retention services. The youth program is designed to expose Minneapolis youths to career and educational opportunities through summer employment at a variety of companies.

Major Development Projects
The City strives to plan and develop a vibrant, sustainable community and to promote private sector growth to build a healthy economy. This measure, illustrated through a map, displays projects with estimated construction costs exceeding $1 million highlighting growth and investment across the city.

Last updated Sep. 29, 2011

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