A six-story apartment building under construction was damaged by fire at the intersection of 29th St. and 26th Ave. The city of Minneapolis has a serious shortage of affordable housing. Census data shows about half of renters in the city struggle to pay their landlords, including the Longfellow neighborhood. Since 2000, Minneapolis has lost about 15,000 housing units considered affordable while few inexpensive new apartments have been built. From 2012 to 2017, Metropolitan Council reports show Minneapolis added about 1,600 relatively affordable apartments and about 13,000 higher-priced units.