The City of St. Louis Park is as much an affordable housing champion as it is a climate champion. Home to over 5,000 naturally-occurring affordable units, the city set a goal to reduce energy use in mid-size commercial and multi-family buildings by 30% by 2030, and they have several programs available so property owners can pair a stabilized affordable housing stock with smaller energy bills. When the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing inflation began exacerbating the housing crisis, the city revisited their affordable housing programs’ enrollment.
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