Policies in the Minnesota Toolbox are grouped into six categories, each of which reflects a role that the state and local governments can play to ensure the availability of a full range of housing choices for Minnesota families. Select a category to view the policies and learn more.
|Leadership for Improving the Community: Building Support for a Full Range of Housing Choices|
Generate Capital for Housing Options
Use the momentum of the marketplace and local tax resources to increase the supply of housing options in your community.
Preserve Existing Housing
Preserve the existing housing stock as a community resource that is well-maintained and marketable now and into the future.
Expand Opportunities for New Housing
Increase the supply of new housing by spurring private development of underutilized or contaminated property and publicly-owned buildings and land.
Provide Efficient Use of Development Tools
Remove regulatory barriers that constrict the availability of housing choices, streamline and increase the transparency and efficiency of the development process at the local level.
Help renters and homeowners make informed decisions and provide them with access to programs that help them stay stably housed.
Support of Connected Livable Communities
Encourage and support sustainable, connected communities to decrease vehicle miles traveled, reduce the region's carbon footprint, reduce household costs, and improve community livability.