- Created: Friday, 08 March 2019 10:23
- Written by Anne Mavity, Executive Director
We are celebrating the contributions of Rick Goodemann, a long-time MHP board member and the recently retired 30-year President of Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, even while we mourn his untimely death. Rick passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Rick has been a force for affordable housing and rural communities. While Rick is no longer with us, we know that his work will continue to positively impact Minnesotans well into the future, including the 9,000 families that have safe and affordable housing today, created through his efforts and determination at Southwest MHP.
Rick founded Southwest MHP in 1992 and served as CEO until January of 2019. He worked tirelessly to carry out the organization’s mission to “create thriving places to live, grow and work in partnership with communities.” Southwest MHP has positively impacted communities across Southwest Minnesota with projects like Solace Apartments in St. Peter, which provides affordable homes with supportive services for people at high risk of homelessness who have mental health and/or substance abuse challenges.