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Launch event: Release of the Regional Housing Affordability Dashboard

January 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am 9:00 am CST

Downtown Minneapolis, MN

Please join the Minneapolis Fed for the launch of the Regional Housing Affordability Dashboard, developed in partnership with the Itasca Project.

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The Minneapolis Fed has partnered with the Itasca Project to build a Regional Housing Affordability Dashboard that monitors housing affordability in the Twin Cities.

Housing affordability plays a critical role in attracting and retaining talent and driving the Twin Cities economy by allowing the region’s residents to choose homes close to their jobs, schools, and amenities and still have income to save for their future and invest in their education, health care, and quality of life. While the Twin Cities region has long enjoyed housing affordability relative to other thriving parts of the country, the Itasca Project’s 2020 Housing Affordability Task Force Report noted that the region’s current advantage is at risk.

The Regional Housing Affordability Dashboard:

  • Sets three strategic goals for the region’s housing;
  • Offers a regional view of housing affordability;
  • Disaggregates key data by race and ethnicity, income level, geography, and housing tenure; and
  • Benchmarks the Twin Cities region against 11 other peer metropolitan regions.

This dashboard aims to track how the Twin Cities area is doing on overall housing affordability to maintain and restore our region’s advantage. It’s a resource designed for leaders across sectors, informed by housing experts, and accessible to anybody who wants to take action on this critical component of the region’s success.

During this webinar, speakers will give a tour of the new resource, discuss emerging insights, and highlight how you can use the dashboard in your work. 


Ron Feldman, First Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Paul Williams, President and CEO, Project for Pride in Living

Charlie Zelle, Chair, Metropolitan Council

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