Rochester Area Foundation

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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… Read more

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Budget housing hard to find

Gary Lueders moves quickly — he’s a fast walker and a fast talker. As executive director of Olmsted County’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority, he basically has no choice but to move fast. The county’s projected need for affordable housing is huge, and Lueders’ agency is one of the major players in helping to address that… Read more

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