It is predicted that seniors will see the most population growth and make up a large portion of the additional housing needed in Willmar and Kandiyohi County by 2030.
WILLMAR — There is an estimated demand for an additional 1,580 housing units in the city of Willmar between 2022 and 2030, according to an updated housing report completed by Viewpoint Consulting .
Aaron Backman, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, presented the report Monday at the Willmar City Council meeting, noting the last housing report was completed in 2015 and “a number of things have transpired since that time.”
There were two reports completed — one specific to the city of Willmar and one that is county-wide. Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, the city of Willmar, the EDC and a grant secured by the West Central Association of Realtors financed the studies.
Backman presented the report specific to Willmar at the council meeting and will be presenting the county-wide report at a future Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners meeting.
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