Welcome to the South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) website!

The South St. Paul HRA’s mission is to revitalize and maintain the city’s housing, provide decent, safe and affordable housing opportunities for seniors, families, renters, and homeowners and promote economic development efforts in the business community. This is accomplished through the use of federal, state and local resources.

Notice is hereby given of an opportunity for public comment on the proposed substantial amendments to the Dakota County South St. Paul Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2014.

PUBLIC NOTICE: September 7, 2014

Proposed Substantial Amendment

Notice is hereby given of an opportunity for public comment on the proposed substantial amendments to the Dakota County South St. Paul Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2014.

The CDA 2014 Action Plan shall be amended to:

Identify project location in the South St. Paul Acquisition activity as 152 – 3rd Avenue South, South St. Paul, MN 55075 to be acquired and cleared, with a budget at $37,000.

Persons seeking more information on the proposed substantial amendment should contact Lisa Alfson, CED Assistant Director, at the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA), telephone (651) 675-4467.  Public comments may be submitted orally or in writing to the CDA through October 7, 2014.  Approval of the proposed amendment, subject to consideration of public comments, will be on the agenda of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting to be held at the Dakota County Government Center, third floor, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033 on October 21, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

HRA Offers Home Rehabilitation Loans at 0%

As you may know, the HRA provides home rehabilitation loans to income eligible South St. Paul residents to make repairs such as re-roofing, furnace replacement, electrical and plumbing repairs, insulation and siding.  In an effort to make a loan more affordable, the HRA recently reduced the interest rate from 6% to 0% effective January 1, 2014.

Eligible applicants must own their home, have sufficient equity in the property, taxes must be current, a satisfactory credit history and a gross annual income within the program income limits. 

Loan Features: 

  • Zero percent interest
  • No monthly payments
  • Repayable when the property is sold or you move out of the property.  Borrowers may be required to repay the loan if the home is refinanced or a home equity loan is taken out.
Household Size
Income Limit (as of 12/2013)
1
$44,750
2
$51,150
3
$57,550
4
$63,900
5
$69,050
6
$74,150
7
$79,250
8
$84,350

If you qualify, the HRA will inspect your home, prepare specifications and assist you in obtaining at least two bids for the work to be done.  Loan proceeds are kept on account for you by the HRA and payment is made directly to the contractors on your behalf when the work is completed.  An inspection of work in progress and upon completion is required before payment is made. 

For program questions or to apply, call Chet DeSchane at 651-554-3274.

Open To Business Program to Assist Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner, or future small business owner in need of some guidance? Whether it be financial advice, business structure or just having someone with whom to discuss ideas with, Open To Business can help!

Open To Business is program of the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) in partnership with Dakota County Community Development Agency, the City of South St. Paul/South St. Paul HRA and cities in Dakota County. MCCD provides one-on-one business counseling to current and prospective Dakota County entrepreneurs. Financing is also available to qualified applicants. The service is free to Dakota County businesses or residents. For more information, please contact Laurie Crow at 952-484-3107 or lcrow@mccdmn.org or call the HRA office at 651-554-3270.

For more information on MCCD click on the link: Open to Business brochure

South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority
125 Third Avenue North - 2nd Floor
South St. Paul , MN 55075

Phone: (651) 554-3270
Fax: (651) 554-3271

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


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South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority
125 Third Avenue North
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Phone: (651) 554-3270 Fax: (651) 554-3271