RED WING, Minn. ― Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. has entered a purchase agreement with Mayo Clinic Health System for the former St. John's Hospital property located at 1407 W. Fourth St., Red Wing. After a period of due diligence, the purchase will be finalized by May 1, 2023.
Mayo Clinic Health System cleared the property for sale in 2022 and has been pursuing options for enabling Red Wing to improve affordable housing opportunities for residents. Working with city officials, the opportunity for a local nonprofit to purchase the property and help fulfill this housing need locally was identified. Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization. With the support of numerous volunteers, Habitat for Humanity constructs affordable houses for qualified homeowner partner families. The partner families help construct their own homes and purchase the home with affordable financing through Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity and its partners.
"From the beginning, our intent as a committed community partner has been to find a solution that makes the best use of the property and supports the needs and goals of the Red Wing community," says Beth Flattum, vice chair of administration at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. "We believe the Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity will do just that and much more."
"We are excited to be able to provide even more Red Wing and Goodhue County families the opportunity to find stability, strength and self-reliance through shelter," says Bob Hawley, director of Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity.
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