The Hibbing Daily Tribune covers aging housing stock noting that 18 percent of St. Louis County residents living in poverty, affordable housing in northern Minnesota comes at the price of an aging infrastructure.
One growing issue is the aging population in St. Louis County that will inhabit 49 percent of its population at 65 years-old or older by 2030 — nearly twice that of the entire state. Aging populations tend to live in older mid-century homes that neglect improvements as incomes diminish with age. What results is that critical improvements are not made as houses age with the homeowner. Additionally, as older populations move on to assisted living situations, there are no available services to prepare older homes to be market-ready.
In all, aging homes and aging populations are leaving northern Minnesota counties like St. Louis County in an infrastructure crisis.
Read more at the Hibbing Daily Tribune here.