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CGMC asking state legislators to encourage more housing construction and renovation

The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is asking state lawmakers to encourage more housing construction and renovation in areas outside the Twin Cities.  In Austin in south-central Minnesota — population about 25-thousand — City Administrator Craig Clark says:

 

Clark is asking legislators to change tax-increment financing laws to make it easier to redevelop blighted properties:

The coalition proposes new grants to help Greater Minnesota cities rehabilitate dilapidated homes, plus state funding for necessary infrastructure for new housing developments.


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