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Rhonda Otteson, coordinator for the southwest region of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, said $100 million in new bonding money is needed to provide more affordable housing across Minnesota. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

Coalition fighting homelessness seeks $100M in bonding money for affordable housing


WILLMAR –– A statewide homeless coalition with roots in west central Minnesota wants the Legislature to approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing.

The money is needed to ensure stability in families, schools and communities, said Rhonda Otteson, southwest regional coordinator for the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. Otteson is based in Willmar.

Gov. Dayton has proposed allocating $50 million in the bonding bill for housing.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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