(320) 634-7700 | 130 E. Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood, MN 56334

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm Contact Us

A local effort involving the Pope County Housing and Redevelopment Authority – Economic Development Authority (HRA-EDA) to expand accessible housing options in Pope County’s rural communities was the subject of a recent statewide television program.

TPT’s “Almanac” television program featured interviews with Cody Nelson, of CSNelson Properties, and Lori Vaadeland, Chair of the Pope County HRA-EDA, speaking about this public-private partnership to build accessible townhomes in Pope County communities like Cyrus and Villard.

The program noted that construction of such accessible, one-level housing options in these communities in Greater Minnesota directly allow existing residents to move to age-appropriate housing in the same community, while indirectly also freeing needed but scarce family and workforce housing stock elsewhere in the community.

The segment, “Greater Minnesota Housing Crunch”, aired April 12, 2024, and can be viewed by visiting the TPT website here, or by viewing the program in the media player below.  Fullscreen view can be accessed by clicking on the arrows icon in the lower right corner.