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Imagine Duluth 2035 plan calls for housing development in 2018

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DULUTH, MN -

According to the Imagine Duluth 2035 plan, Duluth still needs 3,000 more housing units across income levels.

Some of those projects are currently underway, or will start later this year. 

According to city councilor and member of the Affordable Housing Coalition, Barb Russ, there are three big reasons behind Duluth's housing shortage. 

One is aging housing stock that has made a number of former homes uninhabitable. Another is the population growth in Duluth and the third is that there are very few places in Duluth left to develop.

"We need to do some rehabbing and that's one of the things we're going to focus on is helping people buy houses that do need some work. Some of its cosmetic but some of its very serious," she said.

Russ says another major goal of the affordable housing coalition, is to build housing units for all income bracket across Duluth's neighborhoods so people have a bigger choice in what neighborhood they choose.
 

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