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CURE plans to demand action on Monday

CURE plans to demand action on affordable housing at Rochester City Council's hearing Monday night.

Posted: Dec 17, 2017 7:32 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2017 11:27 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Communities United for Rochester Empowerment, known as CURE, is a leading force in the fight for affordable housing in Rochester. 

Not satisfied with the rate at which the issue is being addressed, the group is taking matters into its own hands Monday night. 

"We are going to go to the city council meeting and we are going to put pressure on the city council because in my opinion actions speak louder than words. And they've been saying some good stuff but now it's time to act," Will Morrison, a CURE volunteer said. 

CURE hopes to have a large presence at the city council meeting to show their cause will be heard by council members. 

"Instead of just talking about it, we want action," Morrison said. "We to see proof, we want relocation benefits...and affordable housing for the community. Because right now, it's a crisis." 

Morrison said he is fearful words alone won't lead to progress for CURE's cause and he said the people in need of affordable housing can't wait any longer. 

"If they keep talking about it, I'm affraid the problem is going to get worse," Morrison said. "More of our family and friends, and coworkers, will face hardship and they will not be able to afford the houses." 

CURE plans on meeting at 6:30pm outside the council chambers on Monday.

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