CARVER COUNTY

Carver County CDA to host first landlord training event!

The Carver County CDA is hosting a Free Training Session
for Carver County landlords!

Join us on Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Chaska Community Center
1661 Park Ridge Drive
Community Room A

Invitation Brochure

Carver County CDA celebrates Housing America Month by hosting resident events at four properties.

“So cool.” “Awesome.” “Yay, I love to read.” “Thank You.” These were just some of the comments we heard at our ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate Housing America Month. The events were held on October 19th and 23rd at four of our multi-family communities!  As part of recognizing Housing America Month at the CDA, we hosted resident events around the installation of Free Little Libraries. Refreshments were served, and residents were invited to check out our new Libraries.  The families that attended were excited to have access to books right within their community. Since the Libraries have been installed, we have observed kids coming right off the school bus and stopping by the Free Little Library to pick out a book or two to read that night!  Books have been going fast but we have also received many donations of books from our residents, so the libraries have been staying full! 

 

Crossings at Town Centre receive honorable mention in the Waconia Chamber of Commerce “Season of the Scarecrow” annual contest.

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Mental Health Survey

The Carver County Adult Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) and the Carver County Mental Health Advisory Council, or Local Advisory Council (LAC), have combined efforts to create a mental health needs assessment survey. If you are a resident of Carver County, aged 18 and older, and you have or have not accessed mental health services in the county, we ask you to please take a few minutes to complete this confidential survey.

Through this survey, the AMHI and LAC hope to gather pertinent information about mental health needs in our county in order to improve the availability of and access to adult mental health services, and to guide future planning of services. Your participation is completely anonymous and will not in any way affect the county mental health services you may currently receive or may choose to receive in the future.

The survey starts September 15, 2017, and will be available until October 31, 2017. It can be accessed online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHNeedsAssessmentSurvey. If you prefer, a paper copy, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, will be made available upon request. Simply call First Street Center in Waconia at 952, 442-4437. A Spanish-language version is also available, either online or hard copy. Visit www.es.surveymonkey.com/r/MHSurveySpanish.

Carver County Community Conversation

Cultivating Relationships to Strengthen Partnerships

~Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Carver County CDA will be hosting a Community Conversation on September 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Chaska Community Center Auditorium. This will be the first Community Engagement event for Heading Home Scott Carver. Quarterly conversations will be held around affordable housing and homelessness in our community.
What does home mean to you? This is a question asked by NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) every year of children living in affordable housing developments across the country.

Stable housing is not just about housing. It means connections between housing, education, transportation, health care, communities and so much more. Join us for a conversation on affordable housing and the many partnerships being cultivated in Carver County and how you can play a role.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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