Why Housing?

It is important to look at housing across a person’s lifecycle. Renter or homeowner, homeless or in the market for executive housing, it's imperative to have a variety of housing options available. 

  • ​In Scott County, 57% of senior renters and 29% of senior homeowners pay more than 30% of their income on housing
  • Nearly 5,500 foreclosures in Scott County during the foreclosure crisis 2009-2013
  • Since 2000, rental rates have risen 13% while renter incomes have fallen 0.2% 
  • Increased demand for federally subsidized housing
  • Point-in-time count shows growing number of homeless households in Scott/Carver county
  • Housing Needs Assessment (2011) showed demand for 520 workforce units between 2010-2020. Village Commons (66 units) in Savage developed in 2013.

Housing - Creating stable housing opportunities for all 

Everyone needs, and deserves,
​ a home.

Vision Statement 

Create housing options that give people in all life stages and of all economic means viable choices for safe, stable and affordable homes. 

The Live Learn Earn Housing Work Group Meetings are being held the  SECOND 

Wednesday of each month.