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Minnesota Housing reports here the following that explains why we need to advocate for more affordable homeownership:
- The number of cost burdened households increased from 350,000 in 2000 to over 550,000 in 2016, which is
58% increase. For context, the overall number of households in Minnesota increased by 35% during that period.
- The need for more affordable housing is very large, especially for lower‐income households.
- 57% of all of all lower‐income households are cost burdened, which is 450,000 households.