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  • Red Wing Housing Dialogue addresses housing woesRed Wing Housing Dialogue addresses housing woes
    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 ...
  • Key housing organizations take coordinated approach to preserving rural Minnesota’s affordable rentalsKey housing organizations take coordinated approach to preserving rural Minnesota's affordable rentals
    The first time Skip Duchesneau got a phone call from the owner of the Prairie Rose Apartments, in 2008, he declined the man’s offer to sell him the 16-unit complex in Red Lake Falls, Minn. Duchesneau, the president of property development and management firm D.W. Jones, Inc., had visited the property before and concluded that ...
  • Study: Multifamily Full Service Benchmarking Can Lead to Energy and Water SavingsStudy: Multifamily Full Service Benchmarking Can Lead to Energy and Water Savings
    New York City-based energy management provider, Bright Power, released the findings from a 2-year pilot program, EnergyScoreCards Minnesota, to test the feasibility and impact of energy and water benchmarking in over 550 multifamily buildings across the state. The findings show that not only is statewide benchmarking feasible, the act of benchmarking can lead to significant ...
  • Help wanted for workforce housingHelp wanted for workforce housing
    Newport Laboratories belongs to a new breed of employer in Worthington, a city of 13,000 in southwestern Minnesota known primarily for pork processing. Newport, a locally founded firm that was acquired in 2012 by a French animal health care firm, performs diagnostic testing and manufactures veterinary vaccines. The company, one of several animal health firms in ...
  • $75M Awarded to Greater MN for Affordable, Workforce Housing$75M Awarded to Greater MN for Affordable, Workforce Housing
    Policymakers and business leaders say a lack of available rentals is stunting economic growth. In addition, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and several partner organizations will funnel about $17.2 million into affordable housing projects in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. All together, the funding announced Thursday will go toward 51 projects that open up or preserve ...
  • Income and price changes present challenges for home-buyers in East Central MinnesotaIncome and price changes present challenges for home-buyers in East Central Minnesota
    An abundance of resources and programs to make housing easier to obtain are available to aspiring and first-time homeowners, but at the East Central Housing & Community Dialogue in Braham Oct. 6, facilitators of these programs revealed not enough of those in the lending and housing industries are aware of them, especially in rural Minnesota.   Read ...

 

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