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Moving in, moving out and moving over

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Date

Add to Calendar 2022-10-18 13:00:00 2022-10-18 14:15:00 Moving in, moving out and moving over There’s a wave of change coming to rural America – people are moving in, moving out, and moving over resulting in major demographic shifts that will forever change the face of rural communities and have far-reaching consequences. During the next 20 years, we are poised to welcome in a whole new generation of residents as nearly three-quarters of our owner-occupied housing will turn over as seniors and baby boomers move out. A broad examination of the trends related to these moves – such as workforce housing, a tight labor market, and changing residential preferences – will be discussed. At the end of this event, you can’t say you don’t see this coming! All are welcome. This information is especially pertinent to senior citizens and their families, economic development groups, housing, and government agencies; health care officials; real estate and property managers; and construction and housing developers. This webinar will be facilitated by Ben Winchester. Ben has been working both in and for small towns across the Midwest for over 25 years. He is trained as a Rural Sociologist and works as a Senior Research Fellow for the University of MN Extension, Center for Community Vitality. Ben conducts applied research on economic, social, and demographic topics surrounding a theme of “rewriting the rural narrative” that are vital to rural America and won the Rural Renewal Research Prize in 2021. America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Webinar

Contact

Sara Croymans, Extension educator
croym001@umn.edu or 320-226-6052

There’s a wave of change coming to rural America – people are moving in, moving out, and moving over resulting in major demographic shifts that will forever change the face of rural communities and have far-reaching consequences. During the next 20 years, we are poised to welcome in a whole new generation of residents as nearly three-quarters of our owner-occupied housing will turn over as seniors and baby boomers move out. A broad examination of the trends related to these moves – such as workforce housing, a tight labor market, and changing residential preferences – will be discussed. At the end of this event, you can’t say you don’t see this coming! All are welcome. This information is especially pertinent to senior citizens and their families, economic development groups, housing, and government agencies; health care officials; real estate and property managers; and construction and housing developers.

This webinar will be facilitated by Ben Winchester. Ben has been working both in and for small towns across the Midwest for over 25 years. He is trained as a Rural Sociologist and works as a Senior Research Fellow for the University of MN Extension, Center for Community Vitality. Ben conducts applied research on economic, social, and demographic topics surrounding a theme of “rewriting the rural narrative” that are vital to rural America and won the Rural Renewal Research Prize in 2021.

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required. The webinar will be on Zoom. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Julie Larson at larso143@umn.edu two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

The UMN Wellbeing Program through the Office of Human Resources is offering 200 wellbeing points per webinar for employees and spouses covered by the University's medical insurance.

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