EXCERPT: “An infusion of $87.5 million will create and preserve 1,700 units of affordable housing across Minnesota, state officials announced Thursday.¬†Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal said the investment will spur additional local and private funding totaling $364 million and support more than 3,600 jobs. She said the funding will help bolster the state’s housing stock. ‘We need to build more than 10,000 more homes a year than we’re building right now, and so, three-quarters of the houses that will be financed with the dollars today are going to be new construction,’ Tingerthal said.” FULLSTORY:¬†http://bit.ly/2yPXBAd