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Community Conversations - Crisis in Housing Video Recording


Join Community Conversations on Saturday, April 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:45 PM at the Menomonie Public Library for a discussion about housing. It appears that the number one concern in Menomonie and across the country is the ability to find affordable and adequate housing. Individuals and families are paying more than 30% of their income for housing. Workers can’t find available housing in the communities where they work.

We will have four speakers address the issues of housing. Padraig Gallagher, Director of Stepping Stones, will discuss his homeless shelter and the problems his clients have in finding permanent housing. Mayor Randy Knaack has had a goal to build small homes and will discuss this strategy to supply housing for workers and young adults. Mike Brandt, a former developer in New York State, will provide some “out of the box” solutions for our housing crisis. We are delighted to have Vince Hague join in this conversation with his expertise in manufactured homes.

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