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Minnesota is at a turning point. Our broken housing market is one of the most urgent and pressing issues facing our state. In order to address our housing affordability problem we must fundamentally reimagine housing policies at the local, regional and state levels.
Enter House File 1208 and Senate File 1294. These bills were each introduced in their respective chambers last week. HF 1208 is authored by Representative Andrew Carlson, (D, Bloomington) and SF 1294 is authored by Senator Rich Draheim (R, Madison Lake). This proposal would establish a legislative commission to do the following:
The conversation around the establishment of the legislative commission on housing affordability has been encouraging. Look for updates in the coming weeks.