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Oak Park targeted for affordable housing project

On Tuesday, officials with UnitedHealthcare will announce their investment to build Jefferson Oaks, a 60-unit mixed-income project in Oak Park at the site of a vacant school near Nine Mile and Rosewood Street. The project developer, Community Housing Network, will transform the former school into 20 apartments and build eight townhome buildings on the school… More

Affordable housing community to be built on former school campus in Oak Park

The new community will be built on the site of the vacant Thomas Jefferson School building and campus. It will include 20 apartments and eight townhome-style buildings with 40 homes. Dennis Mouras, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan, announced in a press release, that UnitedHealthcare is investing $14.6 million in the Oak Park development… More

NOAH Apartment by Greg Gjerdingen

Editorial: Another way to keep housing affordable

From a June 22, 2017 editorial in the Pioneer Press. Not all affordable housing is government-supported or subsidized. Across the nation and in the Twin Cities, there’s also so-called “naturally occurring” affordable housing — by acronym, NOAH. Much of it includes modest but good-quality apartment complexes built between the World War II era and the 1980s… More

Rick Klun, Center City Housing Corp.

10 years in, Duluth’s San Marco Apartments considered a model

If not for the San Marco Apartments, Lisa Ronnquist, 60, said she'd probably have died homeless on the streets of Duluth by now. "This place saved my life," she said. Ronnquist was a chronic alcoholic when she came to the newly constructed San Marco 10 years ago as one of its first residents. "Before we… More

SE MN Housing Summit

Rochester and SE Minnesota feel housing pinch, discuss options

The Rochester Area Foundation, regional chambers of commerce, and other Southeast Minnesota regional initiatives hosted a workforce housing summit in Rochester in May 2017. Television station KTTC produced a short video featuring interviews with local workers struggling to make rent and stay in their homes to help set the stage for the discussion and show… More

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