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Winona Post: Rural home construction program advancing for Winona County

June 9, 2021

The Winona area faces a serious affordable housing shortage, and building sufficient numbers of homes to meet demand has been challenging without enough skilled workers to replace those who retire. Winona County Profile data shows that the county needs hundreds more affordable owner-occupied housing units. The construction industry needs an influx of new professionals. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties and Minnesota State College (MSC) Southeast are teaming up to forge a solution.  ...

Habitat for Humanity and MSC Southeast have begun approaching the community for an initial investment of $250,000 and are excited to announce that Jerry and Pat Papenfuss have come forward with a lead gift of $100,000 to kick it off. Their incredible generosity will strengthen and benefit rural Winona County families for generations to come. 

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Correction: The donation should be credited to the Papenfuss Family Fund of the Winona Community Foundation.

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