The Star Tribune mentioned VEAP in an article about renters in Richfield being displaced after an apartment complex sale. Every member of our community deserves safe, affordable and dignified housing. The work VEAP is doing in this space continues to be critical in the overall health of our communities.
Lisa Jones was forced to move two years ago, when the Crossroads at Penn apartments in Richfield where she lived were upgraded beyond what she could afford. Now it’s happening again.
Jones and other renters at the Normandale Lake Estates, an affordable housing complex in Bloomington, received letters from new owners in late April terminating their leases and ordering them to leave by June 1 so the building can be renovated.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Jones, who receives Section 8 assistance and lives with two grandchildren, one of whom she has adopted. “It took a while for me to understand, ‘OK, the exact same thing is happening all over again.’ ”
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