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