EXCERPT: “Four proposed local apartment building projects have entered the running for low-income housing tax credits, and all the would-be developers for those properties will seek support from the Duluth City Council on Monday. Plus, a fifth request will be made for tax credits to maintain 39 units of affordable housing in an existing building in the city, Washington Studios. Combined, the projects could inject nearly $57 million into the city and add up to 180 new units to the city’s drum-tight rental housing market. Duluth’s most recent Housing Indicator Report showed a local rental vacancy rate of just 3.3 percent in 2015, and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development lowered that figure to an estimated 3.1 percent in 2016.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2wvlNZO