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Determining Estherville’s housing needs

By Staff | Jun 11, 2009

The Excel! Estherville Housing Committee is moving forward with a housing assessment to help develop a housing plan. The Community Housing Assessment Team will visit Monday and Tuesday, June 15-16.

Black Hills Energy Networks sponsors the CHAT process. According to a release from Black Hills, the process builds upon the experiences of one of the Midwest’s best-known community planning and development consulting firms, RDG Crose Gardner Shukert.

It combines the resources of Black Hills Energy, state and regional groups and the local community to create a clear, achievable action plan designed to achieve results.

The CHAT process consists of two stages-a preliminary analysis and an intensive community visit.

The schedule for next week’s visit is as follows:

Monday, June 15

10 a.m.-noon: Community Tour

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch with project sponsors

1:30-3 p.m. Realtors and property managers

3-4:30 p.m. Builders and developers

Tuesday, June 16

7:30-9 a.m. Major employers

9-10:30 a.m.: Financial organizations

10:30 a.m.-noon: Public and community organizations

Noon-1 pm. Lunch/discussion with project sponsors.

All of the sessions, except for the lunches, will be held in the council chambers at city hall. For community members attending, please RSVP Gene Haukoos at esthervilleambulance@mchsi.com and which meeting you will attend. Questions may be directed to Haukoos at his e-mail address.