Building Better Neighborhoods

St Peter Herald

St. Peter economic development agency recommends $500,000 fund for houses

The new fund would use money accrued through interest on the revolving loan fund. Beginning in August, the money would be available for building homes in the recently approved workforce housing subdivision for four years. Afterward, the full amount would be repaid to the revolving loan fund. At the EDA meeting on April 28, city… Read more

Spring Valley tour of KC Fit Apartments

Spring Valley EDA ready to welcome new member

Three Spring Valley Economic Development Authority (EDA) members toured the KC Fit apartments, which are located above Workout 24/7. The owners utilized the Small Cities Development (SCDP) grant fund and Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF). During their May meeting members will once again tour the these apartments, as well as the apartments above Minnesota Joe’s… Read more

St Peter Housing

The year ahead: St. Peter moves forward on more housing plans, considers development

City officials had previously endorsed plans to move ahead on the community’s third major housing subdivision, targeting both mixed use and mixed income homes. This local effort to construct more affordable, “workforce housing” in St. Peter has driven two past projects – Nicollet Meadows and Washington Terrace. But as St. Peter City Administrator Todd Prafke… Read more


New supportive housing in Duluth helps families break cycle of homelessness

During the event, the 44-unit permanent supportive-housing community and six-room emergency family shelter was officially named after former county commissioner Steve O’Neil, who passed away in 2013, for his life work and advocacy for the homeless. The opening marks a new chapter in the lives of newly moved-in residents who now have safe, affordable homes… Read more

Building Better Neighborhoods

The goal of Building Better Neighborhoods is to foster the creation of safe, decent and affordable housing within cohesive, well-planned and economically balanced neighborhoods. But developing such neighborhoods and creating more livable communities takes extra attention and thoughtful planning. Building Better Neighborhoods provides many important tools to help guide the creation of affordable housing, better… Read more

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