State Gives $18 Million In Grants To 32 Rural Communities For Housing And Infrastructure

Minnesota is dedicating $18 million to small communities throughout the state to provide affordable housing to better promote local job creation.

Nearly $18 million in grants have been awarded to 32 greater Minnesota cities to help pay for housing rehabilitation and infrastructure.

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The money comes from the Department of Employment and Economic Development, through its federally funded Small Cities Development Program.

Said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben:

“These grants make it possible for Minnesota's smaller communities to provide safe, affordable housing opportunities for their residents. Not only will the projects generate local jobs and stimulate economic development, they will create suitable living environments for workers—something that is vital to the success of our communities.”

The grants go to:

Northwest
Hallock—$745,016
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Roseau—$517,500
Rental housing rehabilitation

Viking—$600,000
Wastewater treatment facility

Warroad—$887,652
Owner-occupied, rental and commercial building rehabilitation

North Central
Brainerd—$715,000
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Deerwood—$295,200
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Park Rapids—$600,000
Water treatment facility

Remer—$332,500
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

North
Ranier—$337,452
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and assessment abatement

Northeast
Lake County—$908,880
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Silver Bay—$425,250
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Central
Benson—$597,940
Owner-occupied housing and rental housing rehabilitation

Braham—$613,410
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Cyrus—$600,000
Water treatment facility and water mains

Darwin—$600,000
Water treatment facility

Murdock—$457,425
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

St. Joseph—$600,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Staples—$765,000
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

West Central
Ortonville—$552,000
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Renville—$590,080
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Wheaton—$471,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Wood Lake—$546,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

South
Freeborn—$979,500
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and water distribution line replacement

Jackson—$586,500
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Janesville—$494,300
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Lincoln County—$115,000
Rental housing rehabilitation

Owatonna—$470,400
Rental housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Trimont—$690,000
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

Worthington—$596,477
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation

Southeast
Preston—$471,250
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation

Spring Valley—$539,750
Commercial building and rental housing rehabilitation

Stockton—$276,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

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