Home Builders Statement on The Governor’s Task Force on Housing Action Plan

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Task force’s focus on increasing new home affordability is an important step for homeownership in Minnesota.

Roseville, Minn. – Housing First Minnesota is encouraged that the Governor’s Task Force on Housing addressed some of the key issues making it difficult to build affordable homes for Minnesotans. Housing First Minnesota Executive Director David Siegel issues the following statement:

“The Governor’s Task Force on Housing took an important first step in identifying the shortage of new housing production, our need to evaluate regulations, and the construction labor shortage which threatens our ability to solve our housing affordability crisis. We are especially pleased with the emphasis to support and strengthen homeownership.

“Throughout the Task Force process, Housing First Minnesota advocated for solving our housing supply challenges by increasing affordability across the housing market. We are pleased to see the Task Force embrace the core of this approach, which begins with evaluating regulations and land policies to directly address affordability.

“The hard work of addressing the cost drivers impacting housing affordability now enters a new phase. As the leading voice for homebuilding and remodeling, Housing First Minnesota is pleased to see other stakeholders ready to join us in addressing this critical challenge facing all Minnesotans.”

Housing First Minnesota worked during the past legislative biennium to advance the Minnesota Homeownership Initiative, a collection of common sense proposals aimed at increasing homeownership and housing affordability for all Minnesotans. We look forward to continuing our work with local, regional and state policy makers.

Housing First Minnesota is the leading voice for home builders and remodelers and all who are dedicated to building safe, durable homes at a price Minnesotans can afford. Housing First Minnesota represents more than 1,200 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers throughout the state.