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A light rain fell on the Stonehouse Square Apartments as a car passed by Tuesday.

Minneapolis can enforce law protecting Section 8 holders from discrimination, court rules

City can enforce ordinance protecting tenants from bias, appeals panel rules.
At dusk, a resident of the Hiawatha homeless encampment uses a flashlight to light the dark as she put away her bike before heading into her tent for

Plan to let police shut down Mpls. homeless camps draws opposition

Draft plan would make Minneapolis police the central point of contact with homeless encampments.
Ricky Robinson-Myers, 30, right, who was a long-time resident of the homeless encampment and lived at the Navigation Center up until a few days ago, t

Minneapolis Navigation Center is closing, while some remain without housing

Mpls. shelter was set up to house residents of encampment.
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender, center, and other council members in December.

Minneapolis considers limiting landlords' ability to screen tenants

Landlords say applicants' criminal, eviction and credit history is relevant.

St. Paul sober-living home sues Anoka and Cambridge over tenant limits

One Love Housing is clashing with Cambridge, Anoka over ordinances.

Immigrant who was refugee, public housing resident, to lead Mpls. public housing board

Sharmarke Issa to lead city's public housing agency's governing board.
A day and a half after fire gutted the lakeside pavilion that housed Lola on the Lake, people still stopped to look at the destruction as inspectors c

Mpls. parks to tear down Bde Maka Ska pavilion after fire

Lola on the Lake plans to use food trucks after ravaging fire.

DFL lawmakers sponsor bill to erase eviction records

The provision has passed the House but faces an uncertain path in the Senate.

Waiting list for federal rent subsidies opens, for first time in years

Section 8 vouchers are so sought-after that people wait years to get them.

Minneapolis seeks input as more employers come under sick time policy

A recent court ruling upheld the city's ordinance designed to protect workers.
“I remember saying they’ll have to take me to a nursing home or carry my body out,” said Barb Lindman, who has lived at Stonehouse Square for th

Tenants in northeast Minneapolis building mobilize to keep their homes

Section 8 residents worry that the sale of the Stonehouse Square Apartments will force them out.
Constance Jackson

Constance Abrego Jackson, former nurse and housing advocate, dies at 80

Constance "Connie" Abrego Jackson was a giver and a fighter.The St. Paul resident was known in her neighborhood for opening her door to anyone in…
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey congratulated Melissa Bringsthem, who has now found housing and is looking to finish her college degree

As Navigation Center prepares to close in Minneapolis, 114 homeless people find housing

City, tribal and nonprofit leaders celebrated their success but acknowledged that challenges remain.
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