As is the case elsewhere, builders in the Twin Cities of Minnesota are having trouble finding enough skilled workers to meet demand. The Star Tribune reports:

Three months into the year, housing construction in the Twin Cities has been dominated by apartments as builders struggle to find enough workers and sites for single-family houses.

So far this year, 1,294 permits have been issued to build 3,118 units, according to data released Thursday from the Keystone Report for Housing First Minnesota.

That was a slight decline in permits, but a 400-unit increase in total volume because of the scale of the multifamily buildings that were permitted. A single permit can be issued to build more than one unit.

In March, there was a significant increase in total units — 509 permits were issued to build 1,310 units. That included 487 single-family houses, slightly fewer than last year.

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