- Created: Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:18
While economic growth in a number of Minnesota counties is limited by the shortage of housing, this situation is nowhere as stark as it is in Roseau County. Located on the Canadian border, this county of 15,000 people is home to two major Minnesotacompanies, Marvin Windows and Doors and Polaris Industries -- both of which are asking for state help to increase the supply of housing affordable across the income spectrum.
This month MHP helped local officials organize a community forum to draw attention to the county's housing crisis. In addition to attendance by company executives and community leaders, Governor Dayton and the state housing and economic development commissioners flew in to participate. Regional housing developers, MHP staff, and Warren Hanson of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, added technical expertise.