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Public Comment: Proposed Changes to the Unified Housing Policy

From the City of Minneapolis:

The City invites community feedback on proposed changes to the Amended and Restated Unified Housing Policy (UHP). Proposed changes include:

  • Section III: City Financial Assistance –

    • Clarification of the application of the UHP policy to City land sales which include the development of both rental and for-sale units.

    • Updates to the Pass-Through Funding waiver requirement.

  • Section IV: Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) –

    • Clarification of IZ affordability standards for Student Eligible Housing rented by the bedroom.

    • Extension of the IZ Delayed Phase-in Exemption for Smaller Projects from six months after 500 units have been permitted across projects with 20-49 units, to 24 months after 500 units have been permitted across projects with 20-49 units to allow more time for projects of this size to adjust to IZ Requirements given the current market conditions.

  • Section V: Community Preference Policy (new addition) –

    • New language adding a Community Preference Policy to serve current and previous Minneapolis community members, focusing on anti-displacement of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Immigrant and low wealth communities which are disproportionality impacted by economic forces. City programs will decide on a case-by-case basis whether to apply this policy to the program funding requirements.

The deadline to submit comments is Monday, June 5 by 4:30 p.m. Please provide public comments to Haley Cramer. If you have questions, please contact Haley Cramer at or 612-673-5075.

It is expected that these changes will be considered at the following meetings of the Minneapolis City Council:

  • Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 1:30pm

  • City Council

Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 9:30am


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