Properties & Partners

Explore Employer-Assisted Housing case studies.

GMHF has worked with major employers such as Hormel, The Schwan Food Company, and Mayo Clinic, as well as “Main Street” employers like local banks and retail businesses, to engage them in developing homebuyer assistance programs as well as contribute to the development of new affordable housing in their communities.

Perham Employer Assisted Housing

The Perham Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) leveraged several funding sources to create an employer-assisted downpayment pool. The city contributed $100,000, local employers will provide up to $55,000, and GMHF has promised to match all employer contributions. GMHF sets a funding maximum of $2,500 per homebuyer purchasing a home in Perham. KLN Industries, a local… More

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Street E Townhomes

The City of Jackson has been reporting housing shortages as a major impediment to securing labor for their primary employer, AGCO, a multinational corporation with North American headquarters in Jackson. Over the past decade, the county has added nearly 2,000 residents and in 2013 AGCO announced a $42 million expansion. Several employees commute from South… More

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Marshall Parkway Addition

As a regional center in southwest Minnesota, Marshall has experienced the benefits of economic growth and the challenges of an affordable housing shortage. The Parkway Addition project in Marshall, developed by Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, is a mixed-income neighborhood intended to help address those needs. To create affordable housing opportunities in the development, Schwan’s Inc… More

Duluth Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Duluth Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Duluth LISC) coordinates an Employer-Assisted Housing effort in several neighborhoods of Duluth. The Hillside Home-ownership Incentive Program is a partnership between Duluth LISC, local non-profits, GMHF, lenders, and Duluth employers that is designed to make the Central Hillside, East Hillside, and Lincoln Park neighborhoods safe and affordable places to… More

Beacon Hill Partners

Many hands make for light work

“Can’t you just hear children’s laughter up here?” “Can you imagine people playing games and being social here?” Those who accompanied Audrey Moen on a grand opening tour of Beacon Hill this Wednesday were treated to encouraging portraits of the dream for the new supportive housing development in Grand Rapids. Moen is Housing Manager with… More

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