Two Mankato housing projects have received funding from the state as part of an initiative with the goal of increasing access to affordable housing in Minnesota. State officials say Rosa Place II, being constructed by Joseph Development LLC, will receive 8.2 million dollars in housing tax credits for a 51-unit complex, all being for affordable housing. The state says Sinclair Flats, being constructed by Cohen Esrey Development Group LLC, will receive 7.5 million dollars in housing tax credits for a 48-unit complex, with 38 of the units being affordable units.