Goldfield debuts new housing program, Plans to work with Rural Housing 360 housing initiative

This is the planned layout for the new housing development in Goldfield that will accommodate the Rural Housing 360 homes. It would be located on the west side of town around the old school. Plans by Schlotfeldt Engineering Inc.

            Despite the chilly weather, the Goldfield School Multipurpose Room was half-full last Thursday as several community members attended a public meeting to explain a new housing program that could bring over 10 news homes to town. The city of Goldfield and Wright County Economic Development hosted this event, although the presentation was given by a different group that will largely be responsible for the project—Rural Housing 360, a group committed to helping the middle-income workforce own homes.

            The meeting kicked off with Goldfield Mayor Gabe Fiscus introducing the project. He reminded the attendees that Goldfield’s last housing project took place in the late 1960s. He also stressed that this new project will “put Goldfield back on the map and push us forward.” Fiscus added that with hundreds of people potentially moving into the area as Prestage gets up and running, housing is a need for all communities in Wright County.

For the full story, see the Feb. 7th edition of the Monitor.