Mayowood Apartments in Rochester stand empty

(ABC 6 News) – An apartment complex in Rochester has been empty for months and the community is wondering why.

Mayowood apartments held its grand opening in October. The complex has 30 units of supportive housing for homeless single adults, but no one has been able to move in yet.

Center City Housing corporation, based in Duluth says they haven’t been able to find the staff needed to open.

"You know this has been very stressful for us. And we really understand the gravity of having homeless people who are desperately needing housing. Needing a unit and having a building that they could move into and not being able to open it," said Center City Housing executive director Nancy Cashman.

The executive director says that Mayowood will be open by March 1 at the latest. They currently have tenants lined up to live in some of the units as soon as they open.

They are still taking applications for employees and for renters. If you’re interested you should contact Silver Creek Corner Housing in Rochester.