St. Paul’s affordable-housing deals draw fire

A slew of St. Paul deals with a private, for-profit developer to fix up several properties has a few neighbors grumbling. For years, the city has mostly relied on nonprofits to handle affordable housing partnerships and rehab projects. But the city recently sold three East Side duplexes and a 12-unit apartment building to BB Housing Associates for $1 apiece. The city then helped provide the developer $1.8 million to fix up the properties to be rented out as affordable housing.


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