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County adopts housing trust fund

The Carlton County board on Tuesday unanimously adopted a housing trust fund, following a public hearing and presentation by Mary Finnegan, executive director of Carlton County Economic Development.

The trust fund will be used to offer loans and grants for low-income homebuyers. No residents or other speakers addressed the board during the hearing.

“So, basically what the housing trust fund is being established for is workforce housing,” Finnegan said. “Workforce housing can best be described as housing for all those people who are providing us services, such as home health care aides, teacher...