- Created: Monday, 14 November 2016 17:42
- Written by Carolyn Szczepanski
Like so many communities, Mora has a long waiting list to secure one of the city’s affordable rental units. But, in the East Central Minnesota town, a particularly vulnerable population makes up the majority of the list. Of the 208 families, 161 are older adults over 55.
“The waiting lists are so heavy with seniors that many of them aren’t living long enough to get to the top of the list,” says Rose Dunn.
As the Executive Director of the Mora Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA), Dunn has been elevating and addressing the need for more affordable senior housing for close to a decade. And last month Dunn, the HRA and the dozens of people on the waiting list got a significant victory: Funding for a project that will add 24 units to a burgeoning senior living campus in Mora (pictured right).