CARVER COUNTY

DEED Awards Small Cities Development Grants

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.

 

 

 

 

 

The Fair Housing Implementation Council invites you to provide comments on the Addendum to the 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.

The Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC), in cooperation with the Cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, St. Paul, Woodbury, the Counties of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, and the Community Development Agencies of Carver and Scott Counties, has contracted with Mosaic Community Planning, LLC to conduct an Addendum to the FHIC’s 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI Addendum).

Click on the link below for more information.

AI Addendum Public Comment Notice 

Carver County CDA Toys for Tots drive another success

During the holiday season the Carver County CDA embraces our mission of providing for those less fortunate in the community. This season’s goal was to again brighten each child’s holiday and promote a message of hope. To accomplish this, we held a toy drive among CDA staff for the annual Toys for Tots campaign. This year, the CDA residents participated in the drive and due to their contributions, we were able to collect hundreds of toys to donate.

We are proud of our staff’s commitment to service this past year, and aim to provide the same level of commitment for many years to come.

We also greatly appreciate the residents and their contribution to helping make the holidays a little bit brighter for those in need.

CDA says good-bye to board member

The CDA would like to thank LaVonne Kroells for her service to our organization. LaVonne served on the CDA board from 2012 to 2016 and attended her last board meeting in December of 2016. LaVonne served as Vice Chair during her tenure. Her dedication to advancing the mission of the CDA will always be greatly appreciated. We wish LaVonne well in all her future endeavors.

 

ENTERPRISING QUILTER IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN

 

Combination Quilting and Coffee Shop Brings New Life to Norwood Young America

Click on link to read entire article open-for-business-quilting-grounds

Notice: Public hearing October 13th, 2016

A public hearing will be held for the Public Housing Program Annual Plan and/or components to the Plan and the Capital Fund Plan for 2017. See attached public notice.

Notice of Annual Plan Review(PDF)

Twin Cities Fair Housing Implementation Council RFP

The Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC) is inviting proposals from qualified bidders to produce an Addendum to the FHIC’s 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Addendum will specifically address housing discrimination, barriers to housing choice, and the conditions of segregation and integration in the seven-county area that includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

The Addendum shall assess the extent to which the following policies and practices and any others, create barriers to housing choice, and reinforce or perpetuate racial and/or national origin segregation throughout the region:

  1. Policies and regulatory tools (including zoning ordinances and local land use policies);
  2. Affordable housing funding programs (including, but not limited to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC), federal block grant funds, state and municipal bonding programs);
  3. Policies related to the administration of federal Section 8 and public housing programs, and other affordable housing with public sector ownership interests.
  4. Housing-related activities and policies affecting affordable housing; and
  5. Siting selection policies and practices.

The selected consultant will be asked to consider and address comments received from the Regional Analysis of Impediments Advisory Committee (“RAI Advisory Committee”) housing and civil rights advocates, developers, and other community members and organizations.  The consultant will be expected to work with the HUD Technical Assistance Partner (Minnesota Housing Partnership), the RAI Advisory Committee, and FHIC contributing members to present data and analysis in a coherent and readily understood manner.

The full RFP and attachments can be found on the Ramsey County website:

https://www.ramseycounty.us/fairhousingRFP

Carver County CDA and Scott County CDA sponsor Fair Housing Training for Service Providers

On July 20, 2016, Carver County CDA and Scott County CDA co-sponsored a fair housing training for service providers. The event was held at the Carver County Government Center and the goal was to educate service providers on fair housing. See attached event flyer here for more information.

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ATTENTION: Carver County one bedroom waiting list to open July 25th

The Carver County CDA will begin accepting pre-applications for its one (1) bedroom waiting list under the Public Housing Program beginning Monday, July 25, 2016, until further notice.

Please click here to view a copy of the notice with more details

Multilingual Video Program Tackles Fair Housing Basics for New Minnesotans

Saint Paul, Minnesota – April 5, 2016 – Finding safe, affordable rental housing can be a challenge for new arrivals to Minnesota, especially for immigrants and refugees dealing with language and cultural barriers. Many don’t know their rights as tenants, or their responsibilities.

To help new Minnesotans understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) program “ECHO” produced a short video in five languages, covering the basics of tenant and landlord rights and obligations. The program “A Good, Safe Place to Live” is available in these languages: Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish and basic English.

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