Plan to Increase Housing Stability and Reduce Homelessness - 2022
In October, November, and December 2021, the Red Wing community held a series of meetings to develop a plan to address homelessness and housing instability. The meetings, hosted by the City of Red Wing and our local United Way, were facilitated by Ali Niemi of North Star Policy Consulting. Ali presented the final plan to City Council on January 10, 2022. The plan was accepted at the January 24 Council meeting. Stay tuned for details on next steps for turning the plan into progress.
Housing consultant Ali Niemi facilitated three large community meetings on Monday, October 4, Monday, November 1, and Monday, December 6.
These meetings were each held at the Community Development Building from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and were open to the public.
In addition, six smaller work team meetings were held in between the larger community meetings and were also open to the public. These virtual meetings focused on specific aspects of the planning in these three areas:
Increasing Supportive/Affordable Housing Monday, October 25 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Emergency Shelter Thursday, October 28, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 2, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Homeless Prevention/Crisis Response Friday, October 22, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 19, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.