Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Local officials have announced the latest plan to deal with Rochester’s homeless population.

Olmsted County and Catholic Charities will be opening two new transitional housing facilities in Rochester.


One is an 18-unit facility at 105 N. Broadway. 

The other is a 12-unit shelter at 2206 11th Ave SE.

The county says the facilities will “provide stable housing for 27 people who were previously unsheltered or staying at the Rochester Community Warming Center at the Mayo Civic Center.”

The county’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority will oversee the program.

The HRA is also working on the creation of a temporary rental assistance program designed to keep people housed that had lost income due to COVID-19 and providing emergency shelter for those who had been staying at the warming center.

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