CURE Holds Affordable Housing Picket Outside Mayo Clinic

November 20, 2017 11:44 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Dozens gathered outside Mayo Clinic on Monday. calling for a solution to the affordable housing crisis. 

The Informational Picket was organized by Communities United for Rochester Empowerment (CURE).


CURE members and Rochester residents held signs saying "Mayo Do Your Part" and "Affordable Housing Now."

A delegation has twice tried to meet with Mayo Clinic CEO, Dr. John Noseworth, but their request was denied.

"It is absolutely despicable and wrong that Mayo Clinic and DMC receive five hundred and eighty-five million dollars in taxpayer dollars, and zero dollars of that is going to affordable housing,” said CURE volunteer Will Morrison.

Mayo Clinic issued a statement, writing: "We share concern about affordable housing in our community. This is a complex and multifaceted issue that requires strong community collaboration, not confrontation, to find meaningful and long-lasting solutions. Mayo Clinic has been and will continue to be engaged with the Rochester Area Foundation and others in the community to find and support meaningful solutions for our community. We are proud to be a part of a community where we together identify pressing community issues and collectively find needed solutions and resources to address them."

CURE says it will continue to put pressure on Mayo until the housing crisis is resolved.


Hannah Tiede

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