The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority provides housing opportunities to elderly, disabled, handicapped, and family households in the city of Red Wing, Minnesota through a number of local, state, and federal programs. In addition, the RWHRA provides community redevelopment programs to assist in the development of businesses and their properties in Red Wing.
We operate our business with four values in mind:
1) Sustainability 2) Innovation 3) Initiatives 4) Transparency
How Do HRAs Serve Their Communities?
The Red Wing HRA was one of two HRAs in the State interviewed by the Minneapolis Federal Reserve in June 2015. The Red Wing HRA was interviewed regarding our commercial Small Cities loan programs and how they positively impact the Community and our businesses.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM
The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners reallocated funds to the Community Development Grant Program at its regular Board meeting on November 11, 2014 for 2015. The 2015 allocation was set at $40,000 with a maximum grant amount of $20,000 per application. The community Development Grant Program is open to 501 c 3 non-profit organizations. Examples of eligible grant purposes are for equipment for use by the applicant; office furniture; appliances; desks; tables; rehabilitation of buildings owned by the applicant; pass-through funding for activities that develop the community. See the Community Development Grant Program for further details on the program.
We are accepting applications as of January 1, 2015.
Click here for the Application Form and Guidelines
Homeowners please click here.
JORDAN TOWER I
TO RECEIVE NEW WINDOWS
The Red Wing HRA (HRA) and tenants are looking forward to the replacement of all of the windows at Jordan Tower I, a total of 225 windows. Jordan Tower I is a 9 story building built in 1974. Existing windows are original to the building.
Shop drawings have been submitted for the construction of the windows which takes 3 months. The projected start date for the installation of the windows is September 2015 with a projected completion date of December 31, 2015. Two units will be scheduled per day, a total of 4 windows and then will progress to three units per day, a total of 6 windows.
The windows being installed are H-Windows. This is an awning style window which meets the Americans with Disabilities Act, requiring less than 5 pounds operating force to open and close the window. Windows include fall prevention limiters placed on the windows to prevent the window from opening too far and preventing falls. The H-Window allows maintenance personnel to clean the window from the inside of the unit by use of a special key that can unlock the window to flip it around, making cleaning of the windows safer. Significant money will be saved to clean the windows: 1 person/15 minutes versus 2 people/1 hour. The H-Window is Energy Star certified, has condensation rating with standard triple glazing of 79 and has the highest air infiltration rating of any window in the US.
This is a $1.2 million dollar project. The HRA was awarded $923,000 through Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Public Owned Housing Program (POHP). This is a forgivable loan after 20 years at 0 percent interest.
Click below for more information on the POHP Grant
Jordan Towers I Window Project Handbook
For more up to date information on the Jordan Towers I Window Project: Click here
WAITING LIST APPLICATION
Effective October 1, 2015 Red Wing HRA now has on-line applications. Please click the below links to apply and/or check the status of your waiting list application.
Apply to waiting list
Check application status
SECTION 8 WAITING LIST ClOSED 10/31/2014
For information regarding the Violence Against Womens Act
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RED WING HRA BOARD REPORTS
HRA INCREASES SMALL CITIES PROGRAM INCOME LOAN ALLOCATION
Maps of the target area are available from the HRA - click here
Application form and guidelines - click here
The Red Wing HRA Board of Commissioners on March 11, 2014 increased the allocation of the Small Cities Program Income Fund by $100,000 and has authorized the HRA to accept two new applications. The maximum loan amount is $50,000. Commercial properties in the targeted area are eligible for application. The targeted areas are basically Old West Main and Downtown.
The HRA has already approved one application for funding from an earlier round. That means that $50,000 is available for funding a new application. The HRA will accept two new applications for processing. However only one application will be funded until additional program income funds are received. The application that is first completed and approved by the Board will be funded first. The second application will need to wait for funding. Our intention is to fund the second application as soon as funding is available. Once the two applications are accepted, the HRA will close the application process.
With this latest increase in the funding, the HRA has allocated $450,000 in Program Income funds for the program since its initiation in February of 2013.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
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Applicants must pass background check, crime checks and landlord references.
Contact the HRA at 651-388-7571
Preference for Seniors and/or Persons with Disabilities
Red Wing Housing & Redevelopment Authority
428 West Fifth Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority
A Comprehensive Housing Needs Analysis
for the City of Red Wing, Minnesota
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To provide quality, affordable, sustainable housing and community redevelopment programs utilizing resources that develop public and private partnerships.