Workforce Housing

Addressing the Need for Affordable Housing in Southeast Minnesota

From KAAL-TV: Affordable housing is a topic on the minds of many local leaders, and as Rochester and Southeast Minnesota continues to grow that topic is a top priority.“Workforce development is a huge issue for our entire economic region," said Steve Borchardt with the Rochester Area Foundation. Concerned members of the public, city leaders and… More

North House Folk School, Grand Marais

MN Housing, USDA Rural Development, DEED & GMHF co-host North Shore regional dialogue

For full story and radio news coverage, visit the WTIP website. Housing forum at North House builds framework for action Mary Tingerthal is the Commissioner for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, an organization that strives for safe, decent and affordable housing across the state. During a forum held Monday, Sept. 19 at North House Folk School… More

Roseau County Workforce Housing Program

Both firms were expanding their workforces but there was inadequate housing available to accommodate the prospective employees, leading to new workers doubling up in hotel rooms and moving into homes designed for much smaller households. These pressures led to the formation of the Roseau County Workforce Housing Program and the new single-family and multi-family housing… More

Perham Employer Assisted Housing

The Perham Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) leveraged several funding sources to create an employer-assisted downpayment pool. The city contributed $100,000, local employers will provide up to $55,000, and GMHF has promised to match all employer contributions. GMHF sets a funding maximum of $2,500 per homebuyer purchasing a home in Perham. KLN Industries, a local… More

street-e-jackson

Street E Townhomes

The City of Jackson has been reporting housing shortages as a major impediment to securing labor for their primary employer, AGCO, a multinational corporation with North American headquarters in Jackson. Over the past decade, the county has added nearly 2,000 residents and in 2013 AGCO announced a $42 million expansion. Several employees commute from South… More

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