CARVER COUNTY

DEED Awards Small Cities Development Grants

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DEED Awards Small Cities Development Grants
~Grants totaling $14.6 million approved
for housing and infrastructure projects~

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded 26 grants totaling $14.6 million for rehabilitation and infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota.

The funding under the Small Cities Development Program will help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial buildings and updating public infrastructure in small cities and counties.

“These grants provide an important investment in Greater Minnesota communities,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “This funding will provide access to better housing and improved commercial buildings.”


To be eligible for Small Cities funding, a project must meet one of three objectives: benefit people of low and moderate incomes, eliminate slum and blighted conditions, or eliminate an urgent threat to public health or safety.

Cities and townships with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000 are eligible for grants under the program. Projects must be completed within 30 months, depending on size and scope.

The following projects received funding:

Alvarado, $487,340
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in Alvarado and Middle River

Benson, $638,250
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

Big Lake, $224,250
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Bovey, $524,400
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in Bovey and Taconite

Breckenridge, $425,120
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Dalton, $1.05 million
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation and sewer line improvements

Dodge Center, $278,300
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Glenwood, $873,746
Rental housing rehabilitation, commercial building rehabilitation and a streetscape project

Grand Rapids, $878,720
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

Houston, $942,900
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and a water treatment plant

Ironton, $561,530
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

Jackson, $531,875
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Kenyon, $655,320
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

La Crescent, $372,900
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Madison, $642,295
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

Maynard, $317,601
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Mille Lacs County, $401,850
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation in Isle and owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in Wahkon

Minneota, $655,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

Montevideo, $716,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

New Prague, $295,600
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and rental housing rehabilitation

Red Wing, $407,000
Rental housing rehabilitation

Sandstone, $588,800
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

Vesta, $595,700
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in Vesta, Lucan and Morton

Waseca, $533,770
Rental housing rehabilitation

Watertown, $511,750
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation

Welcome, $481,505
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and rental housing rehabilitation

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow DEED on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

Carver County CDA’s Housing Forum brings community partners together

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Donna Hanbery, Hanbery & Turner

Friday, January 8th was a beautiful, snowy morning and a great day to be at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This was the site of Carver County CDA’s 2016 Housing Forum. Participants were greeted by the beautiful site and a warm breakfast as they listened to the latest information on housing issues that impact Carver County.

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Terri Smith, Metro HRA

The audience was comprised of landlords, elected officials, city staff and other interested community partners. The information presented covered a broad scope of interest. Speakers and topics covered included:

  • Terri Smith, the Manager of the Metropolitan Council HRA, who explained the Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • Sue Watlov Phillips, Executive Director of MICAH, presented a segment titled “Housing Opportunities for All: Strengthens Our Communities”
  • Donna Hanbery, Managing Partner of Hanbery and Turner, put into plain words the issues surrounding fair housing and its effects on landlords and communities
  • Tim Thompson, the President of the Housing Justice Center (HJC), introduced the Minnesota Challenge Project
  • Chip Halbach, founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership, explained the Home Grown Initiative, an innovative idea for funding the creation of affordable housing
  • And lastly, Allison Streich, Deputy Director for the Caver County CDA, presented CDA Housing Opportunities & Special Programs
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Tim Thompson, Housing Justice Center

Ms. Streich ended the morning by thanking the attendees and presenters and reiterated the CDA’s continued partnership in furthering the mission of affordable housing opportunities for all residents of Carver County.

For more information on the Housing Forum topics or presenters, please contact Brenda Lano at 952-556-2782 or at brendal@carvercda.org

Carver Crossing to open in summer of 2016

Construction has begun on a workforce housing project in the City of Carver. The 68-apartment complex which is being built by Ron Clark Construction and Design is slated to open in the summer of 2016. This project will have rents below market rate and tenant household income will be limited to 60 percent of area median income. Amenities included in the rent are: full-size washer/dryer, fitness center, community room, heated underground parking and a playground.

Artist rendering of Carver Crossings project to be completed in 2016

Artist rendering of Carver Crossings project to be completed in 2016

The complex is conveniently located next to Southwest Transit Park and Ride “Carver Station”. Those interested in renting when the building is completed can get their name on a wait list by emailing their name, phone number and email address to carvercrossings@steven-scott.com.

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