Leadership and Goal

The Supportive Housing Workgroup is chaired by Marie Kovecsi and has a goal of expanding supportive housing options.  In December of 2021, Winona County was awarded a grant from Minnesota Housing Partnership to participate in a Housing Institute. An additional goal that was added through the Institute was to develop a Local Housing Trust Fund.  In December of 2022, the workgroup was renamed to Hope for Homes Coalition. The Coalition applied for and received two grants to start a flexible housing fund to support the scattered sites program, which is being managed and operated by Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center and will be launched in 2024.