The Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability held its inaugural meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The agenda included election of Commission Co-Chairs, rules and a review of the 2018 State Task Force on Housing Report.
The Commission was Housing First Minnesota’s top legislative priority in 2019 and the commission concept was unveiled in Priced Out, the first research report from the Housing Affordability Institute.
Commission is comprised of eight legislators, four DFLers and four Republicans. Members include:
Authorized for five years, the Commission is set to define and study housing affordability and supply issues, including policy roadblocks to housing.
During Monday’s meeting, the Commission decided it’s next meeting will likely include revisions to the development fee annual report form municipalities are required by law to file annually. These forms served as the basis to the Building Permit report issued in August by the Housing Affordability Institute.