Affordable Housing Trust Fund

©Deb Holman

Duluth's 7th annual Housing for All Summit on Wednesday will follow true to form.


Emotions were already running high at this week's Duluth City Council meeting, where councilors were, it seemed to some, pressured into taking an immediate vote on a $6.2 million-tax increment financing package for a 15-story apartment building downtown.

The Loaves and Fishes Community, AICHO, the Duluth Branch of the NAACP and other social justice groups called on the council to table the vote until they could address the issue of affordable and low-income housing.

Lisa Johnson

A couple of things seemed to emerge from last month's Local Solutions to End Poverty Accountability Session: Duluth's lack of housing - and the cost of the housing there is - is becoming an issue for people of all income levels in the Northland.
One solution is the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund ... but where is $3 million dollars a year going to come from?

One city councilor has a suggestion - but says you didn't hear it from him.