The BATC-Housing First Minnesota Local Government Issues Working Group (LGIWG) held its second meeting of the year on Thursday, it’s first with Chair Paul Heuer of Pulte Homes.
Formed in 2017 as part of BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s advocacy program, the LGIWG examines the growing regulatory pressures placed on the industry and homeowners by cities, counties, watershed districts and other local government entities.
Members attending the LGIWG meeting discussed local regulatory trends, city fees, stormwater enforcement and how the various components of BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s advocacy programs are used to assist members with local issues. The group began curating best practices for local government housing regulation and polices, aimed increasing housing affordability and consistency in local regulations in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota as a whole.
For more information about the Local Government Issues Working Group, please contact Nick Erickson, regulatory affairs manager, at nick@HousingFirstMN.org.
Nicholas Erickson, director of research and regulatory affairs, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson