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.

Job Opportunity - Housing Specialist

The South St Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Housing Specialist. This person is responsible for the case management functions for participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree in housing or related field or 3-5 years' experience, preferably with a housing and community development agency or other similar non-profit or government agency. Certification as a housing specialist or ability to obtain within 18 months is required.

Salary range: $45,000-$55,000 with an excellent benefit package including: health/dental insurance, flexible spending account and retirement plan. Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

Employment Application

Submit resume and employment application via email to info@ssphra.orgor South St. Paul HRA, 125 Third Avenue North, South St. Paul, MN 55075.

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)

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