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Racially restrictive covenants have long been illegal, but supporters of the project say acknowledging past wrongs is the first step toward reversing Minnesota’s homeownership and wealth gaps, which are among the worst in the nation.
The market for its airplanes has grown through the pandemic, but the company's ability to hire more people has been hindered by housing.
Those who enroll renters in the program say there's been some improvement, but delays in receiving funding still occur, resulting in unnecessary evictions.
Housing experts explained the importance of culturally appropriate housing and wraparound services at shelters during a roundtable discussion Thursday in Duluth.

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In northern North Dakota, communities are working out solutions to the housing problems facing the region using results from a housing study contracted by the North Central Planning Council.
"The sad part is how common these situations are in North Dakota," writes InForum columnist Jim Shaw. "The uplifting part is the High Plains Fair Housing Center is a strong advocate against discrimination."
The promise of free land may seem too good to be true, but some cities in northwest Minnesota are handing out residential lots for free, or nearly free, to new residents on the condition that the recipient builds a new house on the land.
Data from the Grand Forks Association of Realtors shows that the average home sale price moved from about $245,000 in 2020 to $259,000 during 2021, up about 5.7%.
We've been living with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the extraordinary government interventions it has provoked, for two years now. When should the river of deficit-exploding federal money, borrowed from our nation's creditors against the tax dollars our children will pay, dry up?
“While we’ve seen homelessness increase in other populations particularly with families with children, on any given night we now have 20 to 30 veterans who are homeless,” a VA official told The Forum.

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