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


Rochester Area First Homes Program

The Rochester Area First Homes Program is the state’s largest employer-assisted housing effort. With extremely low vacancy rates and rapidly rising home prices, the Rochester area housing market had become unaffordable to many local workers. First Homes, developed as a joint effort of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund and the Rochester Area Foundation, sought to… More


Rochester Area Foundation hopes to raise $19M for affordable housing

The foundation is preparing to embark on a $19 million fundraising campaign that will provide partner funds to the Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The county HRA will in 2016 levy a property tax to fund affordable housing efforts. That levy could raise as much as $2.5 million, but a recent HRA business plan… More

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