Red Wing Housing Dialogue addresses housing woes

The Red Wing Republican Eagle covered the breakfast meeting roundtable that preceded a Regional Housing Dialogue co-hosted by GMHF, Minnesota Housing, and USDA Rural Development.

Community leaders met with representatives from state housing agencies Thursday to begin tackling the lack of affordable and workforce housing in the city.

“Right now housing is in critical supply in Red Wing,” said Randal Hemmerlin, Housing and Redevelopment Authority executive director, at the roundtable meeting held in the Ignite Building.

The city has virtually no subsidized housing vacancies, less than 1 percent vacancy for market-rate rental properties and no new market-rate rental construction in over 20 years, he said.

The discussion was a chance for businesses and organizations to voice concerns to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Minnesota — three of the main sources for housing assistance in the state.

Read the full story on the Republican Eagle’s website.

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