WILLMAR—Housing has long been a priority for the Kandiyohi County Board and at the April 4 meeting the commissioners took a step toward helping to respond to that need.
In a unanimous vote the board approved the ordinance forming a housing trust fund, which can be used to help fund local housing projects.
“The board is wanting to get some movement in this direction,” said Commissioner Corky Berg. “I think it is a start, but it is a great start.”
The process to create the fund was initiated by Jill Bengtson, Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority director, back in early December 2022. The mission of the fund is to address housing needs for those with moderate, low and very low incomes.
The monies can be used for developing both owner-occupied and rental housing projects, including new construction and rehabilitation.
Read the full article by the West Central Tribune.