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HOUSING

The need for such homes is pressing – one in four Douglas County households spends more than they can afford on housing, according to information presented to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.
LifeRight Outreach is a transitional housing ministry that aims to help men rebuild their lives and families through Christ.
Despite rising mortgage rates, home prices are expected to increase
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The City of Alexandria is responding to a wave of complaints about substandard housing at a time when housing is in short supply.
The Minnesota City Participation Program is managed through Minnesota Housing and allocates funds to communities to use for first-time homebuyers for help with a down payment or closing costs.
A lack of affordable housing in the area is making complications for the local Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County plans to serve five new homeowners and 25 Aging in Place families in the next year, its most ambitious goal to date.
The development would be located on the west side of North Nokomis/County Road 44 near the intersection with Green Lane, west of 12 existing townhomes.
Habitat supporters gather for annual 'Hard Hat' event at Knute Nelson Field in Alexandria. Leaders set a goal of raising $130,000.

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The funds are available to help prevent eviction and homelessness and to maintain housing stability for low- to moderate-income renters. State leaders say it's a critical resource and lifeline for Minnesota renters struggling with their payments.
This year, some landlords are seeing tremendous demand for houses.
Home has taken on a whole new importance this year: A shelter from storms, a place where families can safely comfort one another, a place to celebrate together. Homes are the foundation for the future; every challenge someone meets is easier when they have a secure place to lay their head at night.

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