EXCERPT: “Amid criticism, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved protections for public housing residents Friday. The measure comes as the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority plans to use Rental Assistance Demonstration, a 2012 federal program meant to attract private or nonprofit investment to buildings in need of repair. MPHA has come under fire by public housing advocates after the Elliot Twins Apartments in the Elliot Park neighborhood became the city’s first public housing renovation approved to use RAD. Opponents say the program threatens to privatize the buildings.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2UDk6R3