Thank you all for attending. Below you will find information for additional information to help you solve the housing situation that is taking place in your community.
Helpful links to continue the conversation toward solutions:
Affordable Mortgage Lending Center
Community Reinvestment Act
Olmsted County Housing Framework
Please Note: The toolkit is a working document. To contribute any additional content, case studies, etc., please contact Albert Lea City Manager Chad Adams by email at email@example.com.
With the Southeast Minnesota economy poised for explosive growth, developing, attracting and retaining workforce is more important than ever. Equally important is ensuring that our communities have adequate and affordable housing to meet the needs of these workers.
The Southeast Minnesota Workforce Housing Summit – a collaboration of regional chambers, Southeast Minnesota Together, Journey to Growth, the Rochester Area Foundation, and SE MN Association of Realtors – will bring together panels to discuss the challenges of finding, building and financing workforce housing. Attendees from across the region will also have the opportunity to work in small groups to identify the challenges and solutions to addressing the issues in their community.
7:30 - 8:00 am - Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 am - Welcome
8:10 - 8:20 am - Overview and Video
8:20 - 9:00 am - Impacts of the Lack of Housing that is Affordable
9:00 - 9:50 am - Obstacles to Building Workforce Housing
9:50 - 10:00 am - Break
10:00 - 10:45 am - Solutions for Workforce Housing
10:45 - 10:55 am - Unpacking the Tool Kit
10:55 - 11:00 am - Closing
11:00 - 11:15 am - Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pm - Individual Community Breakouts and Refreshments
12:00 pm – Adjourn