"Community Redevelopment is an innovative, financial resource and catalyst in business development and housing rehabilitation assisting in the economic growth of Red Wing and the HRA"
The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority has a long history of working with the community to improve housing stock in Red Wing. Many however do not realize that the RWHRA also plays an active role in renovating and rehabilitating commercial property in the City.
The RWHRA has partnered with local lenders, property owners, and State of Minnesota agencies to make available commercial rehabilitation funds for the improvement of downtown and Old West Main Street properties. Since 1996 the RWHRA has made over $3,000,000 in commercial rehabilitation loans. Many of those loan recipients received funding that was accompanied by forgivable conditions. Of the $3,000,000 in funding that has been provided, over $2,000,000 fell under those terms. The result of this program is visible to the residents on a daily basis with the extensive improvements to the historic buildings that comprise the heart of Red Wing.
The staff and directors of the RWHRA are continually researching, monitoring, and developing new programs that will assist the residents of Red Wing in preserving the quality of life and beauty of the city. The RWHRA has played and will continue to play a strong role in the redevelopment of our historic community. By partnering with other City organizations the RWHRA will continue to be an advocate for the property owners of the Red Wing community in housing and commercial redevelopment into the future.
Red Wing HRA-SCDP Program does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988). It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against should file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): 1-800-669-9777 (toll free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY)
Community Redevelopment Contact Information
Community Redevelopment Coordinator
428 West Fifth Street
Red Wing, MN 55066