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Tuesday, March 27

        6:00 p.m. Doors Open           6:15 p.m. Dinner             7:00 p.m. Speaker Presentation           


Church of the Epiphany, 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55442



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Allysen Hoberg Speaking on the Affordable Housing Crisis


Communities across Minnesota are facing a lack of affordable housing, especially as developers purchase older properties and convert them into high end rentals.

allysen hobergJoin us on March 27th as we welcome Allysen Hoberg, Program Director at PRISM. Allysen will share how the affordable housing crisis has effected families in our community and what you can do to influence change locally.


Did you that when developers purchase a property they are only required to give 30 days notice before significantly increasing rent? This practice displaces low-income residents and those on fixed incomes.


PRISM is local nonprofit located in Golden Valley. PRISM's mission is provide social services and connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives.



Westside progressives hosts - Jennie Malcoun and Matthias Weigel

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