Emerging and Diverse Developers (EDD) Program

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Ramsey County offers one-on-one technical assistance and cohort group learning to emerging and diverse developers interested in affordable housing development, in partnership with NEOO Partners and Baker Tilly. Investing in emerging and diverse developers and providing them with opportunities that promote growth and learning will help shape the future of housing development and create vibrant communities that inspire and empower.

Program participants can expect:

  • Mentorship from industry experts.
  • Tailored educational training.
  • Opportunities to network.
  • Access to funding resources.

View EDD's first year Program Evaluation Report

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Program goals

Cohort group learning

Technical assistance

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The following projects were approved for funding for Statewide Affordable Housing Aid funding at the County Board meeting on Dec.19, 2023:

Recipient 

Project

Location

Housing units 30% AMI

Investment

New Verticals Development 

Grotto Street Acquisition 

Saint Paul 

3 (preserved) 0

$320,000

Midway Property Development LLC

992 Iglehart Acquisition

Saint Paul 

2 (preserved) 0

$274,054

GRO LLC 796 Coliving Little Mod Saint Paul  12 0 $127,891 
Total 17 0 $721,945

 

The following projects were approved 2023 HRA Levy funding during the HRA board meeting on Dec. 12, 2023:

Recipient 

Project

Location

Housing units 30% AMI

Investment

Reign Development 

Hazelwood Acquisition

Saint Paul 

48 (preserved) 1

$500,000

Face to Face Health and Counseling

F2F @ 1170  Arcade

Saint Paul 

20 20

$432,152

Gloryville LLC GloryVille Saint Paul  87 0 $432,152
GRO LLC 796 Coliving Little Mod  Saint Paul  12 0 $305,696
Thoj Group Woodbridge Street Duplex Saint Paul  2 (preserved) 0 $20,000
Outlaw Development LLC 1698 Lafond Duplex Saint Paul  2 (ownership) 0 $20,000
Outlaw Development LLC 750 Chatsworth Lofts Saint Paul  3 0 $20,000
Hourglass Homes LLC Youngman Flats Saint Paul  3 1 $20,000
Reallocated funds from 2022 Housing Development Solicitation 
Buhl Investors Amber Flats  Falcon Heights 

100

3 $500,000 
Total 275 25 $2,250,000