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The HUD-funded Affordable Housing Initiative brought together the Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation; Amherst H. Wilder Foundation; a team from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Architecture, Center for Sustainable Building Research, Cold Climate Housing Program; and the Metropolitan Design Center.

This project targeted a critical gap in affordable housing for those between the 40-60 percent median income-level. The goal of the project was to develop ten prototype homes that integrate affordability with sustainable design, healthy construction, social and cultural responsiveness, and design excellence. The Metropolitan Design Center contributed several items including soliciting public input on design options at the Taste of Frogtown and Hmong Festival of Arts and Talents (2004).

This project was funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD)Office of University Partnerships (OUP).

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