USDA Rural Development

Minnesota Partnership Helps Preserve Rural Housing

Former GMHF director of lending and programs Robyn Bipes published this article in the March 2017 issue of Community Development Investments. By Robyn Bipes, Vice President of Loan Fund and Mortgage Lending, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Some housing crises grab national headlines: sub-prime lending, the collapse of the housing market, or the urgent need… Read more

North House Folk School, Grand Marais

MN Housing, USDA Rural Development, DEED & GMHF co-host North Shore regional dialogue

For full story and radio news coverage, visit the WTIP website. Housing forum at North House builds framework for action Mary Tingerthal is the Commissioner for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, an organization that strives for safe, decent and affordable housing across the state. During a forum held Monday, Sept. 19 at North House Folk School… Read more

Stabilizing rural affordable housing

Key housing organizations take coordinated approach to preserving rural Minnesota’s affordable rentals

The first time Skip Duchesneau got a phone call from the owner of the Prairie Rose Apartments, in 2008, he declined the man’s offer to sell him the 16-unit complex in Red Lake Falls, Minn. Duchesneau, the president of property development and management firm D.W. Jones, Inc., had visited the property before and concluded that… Read more

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