Dakota County Receives 2020 NACo Achievement Award for Smoke-Free Housing Hats off to our partners at the Dakota County Public Health Department (DCPH) and the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) for receiving a 2020 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for their smoke-free housing efforts! Big thanks to HealthPartners for their partnership […]

Minneapolis and St. Paul Update Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs     The Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) program incentivizes housing developers throughout Minnesota to develop housing projects that include a smoke-free policy. The LIHTC program is a federal financing program for qualified residential rental properties. The LIHTC program offers investors a reduction in tax […]

Fire investigators move through the remains of the burned-out home in Maple Grove.

Minnesota Fire Headlines Renew Calls to Take it Outside The first month of 2020 came with fire headlines that remind Minnesota renters, property owners, and property managers, why smoke-free housing is vital to fire prevention. On January 6, 2020, WCCO reported, “The Number of Fire Deaths In Minnesota Increased By 14% Last Year.” The article […]