Reporter | Social issues

Marissa Evans writes about social issues for the Star Tribune.


Minneapolis elected officials urge delay on renovation plan for 640 houses

State Senators and City Council members want the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to affirm that thousands of residents won't be displaced.


New Minnesota rule locks in rents for some low-income tenants

The one-year lock, which applies to units getting a federal housing credit, aims to stabilize rents for low-income residents.


Minneapolis City Council passes tenant relocation assistance ordinance

Minneapolis landlords who have license revoked will have to pay for tenants' move


Minnesotans on food stamps would lose under federal proposal for utility costs

Minnesotans on food stamps would lose out if utility deduction changes.


After fatal fire, Minnesota senators press for money for sprinklers in public housing

"Having this issue come to the fore this way is really tragic," Sen. Tina Smith said.


After Minneapolis public housing fire, lack of funding comes to light

Statewide, Minnesota public housing authorities have an estimated $354.9 million in critical maintenance and repairs, according to a report this year.


North Minneapolis landlord prepares for fight with Minnesota AG

Landlord has been cited 1,300 times for code violations, but he says he's not to blame.


Minneapolis eyes permanent policy for mixed-income communities

Developers say the plan for "inclusionary zoning" will make building harder.


Groups call for Rep. Ilhan Omar to stop action on Minneapolis public housing plan

DFL committee's letter says residents need more clarity about plan.


Minnesota's affordable housing help gets a $259 million boost

It comes amid mounting pressure to curb low supply, rising rents, lost dreams.