St. Paul, Minn. – On Wednesday, Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) was appointed to serve on the Legislative Commission on Affordable Housing. Senator Simonson has long been focused on building affordable housing stock in Duluth and throughout Minnesota and will bring this focus to identifying ways to increase housing affordability for people across the state.
“Housing affordability has been a major issue for Duluth, but also for many communities across the state,” said Senator Simonson. “This is a problem being felt in rural and urban centers and is impeding the ability of people to make home ownership possible in their lives and is impeding the ability for many businesses to attract the workers they need. I look forward to working with my colleagues to dive into this issue and find steps we can take to address it.”
The Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability will work to define housing affordability and study issues relating to housing affordability and the construction, preservation, and rehabilitation of housing. The Commission will make recommendations on legislative and rulemaking proposals to address affordability, access to home homeownership, and how to reduce other barriers to homeownership.