City of Fairmont Reaches Preliminary Agreement on Affordable Housing

The city of Fairmont has reached a preliminary agreement to develop more affordable housing units.

The agreement involves converting four vacant lots into five, the building a twin home on each lot.

The city originally purchased the lots from the Fairmont School District, and the new agreement with the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership would send $80,000 to the district for the lots.

The city says that the development of the lots will go a long way in solving Fairmont’s ongoing housing crisis.

Fairmont will hold an open house regarding the developments on October 3rd.