The City of Ramsey faces such a high demand for affordable housing that new units are typically leased before construction is complete. The median property value in Ramsey is around $210,200 — the Minnesota average is $191,500. One example is Sunwood Village, which offers 1-3 bedroom apartments and amenities such as a shared community space. “We need an opportunity for all of our [residents] to have a housing choice in Ramsey without having to leave Ramsey,” reflects Tim Gladhill, Director of Community Development. “We saw a lot of our younger population have to choose housing elsewhere, because they couldn’t afford housing.” The Center for Housing Policy summarizes the impacts of affordable housing on health as alleviating crowding, making more resources available to pay for health care and purchase healthy foods, improving mental health of residents, and serving the most vulnerable populations.