An Orthy Adversary: The Battle of Orth House, as told by a local internet junkie

I spend too much time on the internet. The internet has lots to offer for every noble desire and depravity imaginable. A lot of what it has to offer is a respite from boredom.

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The Sheltering Arms House Rehab is Complete

The Sheltering Arms House, at 2648 Emerson Ave N, had a pre-open house on Saturday.
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Shelter Report: Heading Home?

Glen is headed back to Scotland where he hasn't lived for 35 years. During many of those years in the U.S., he's been a steelworker, hanging rebar in skyscrapers.

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Is Fair Housing Fair?

It depends on who you are.  Fair housing laws were created in 1968 to make sure landlords treated all potential tenants the same with screening procedures, tenant selection and application fee

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Home weatherization tips

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CNO Urges City Council to Improve Apartment Livability, Renters’ Rights

CNO staff and our Southside United Neighborhoods (SUN) coalition met with City Council Members Alondra Cano, Elizabeth Glidden, Cam Gordon, and Andrew Johnson at City Hall on Oct. 17. CNO staff led a presentation recapping SUN’s work with residents who rent their housing during 2014, including engagement of 188 households in 19 buildings and a summary of complaints by volume, resident leadership actions, physical improvements achieved, and a summary of our substantial collaboration with the director and staff of Regulatory Services and City Council offices.

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Meeting Recap: Tenants' Council in November

Despite the arrival of snow and winter cold, 5 households attended the neighborhood’s Tenants’ Council on Wednesday, November 12.

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158 lives gone, homeless, but remembered

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The 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless March and Memorial began with a solemn ceremony in the frigid Minnesota winter at Hennepin County Government Plaza, continued with a march down Nicollet Mall, ending at Simpson United Methodist Church at 28th Street and First Avenue in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges participated in the Government Center ceremony surrounded by several hundred gathered to honor the 158 homeless who died this past year, many of them alone.

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A few questions the planning commission should ask about TOD at Hiawatha and Lake

In early December, Hennepin County and L&H Station (“the development team”) submitted plans for the development of L&H Station at 2225 East Lake Street, at the southwest quadrant of Lake Street and Hiawatha, a six-acre site immediately adjacent to the Lake Street station of the Blue Line. Below is the ground level plan submitted. In the context of the years of planning that led up to this submittal, and posts of my own, the following are a few questions I think the Planning Commission should ask.

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The best angle on family homelessness

I have to face facts: I have a desk job. I love writing and telling people’s stories, but sometimes I wish I were a photographer instead because you tell stories, just with pictures instead of words – and you definitely get to move around more. Sometimes you have to crouch, climb on something or cross the room to get the best angle.

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