Ramsey County Community Economic Development (CED) and Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) works with developers and owners of rental properties in suburban Ramsey County communities.
Direct services for renters are provided through a network of other area organizations. For existing properties, Ramsey County can provide below-market, flexible loan financing for weatherization and energy conservation, health and safety, and other basic rehabilitation activities. More than half the units must be occupied by tenants with low to moderate incomes at affordable rents.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds are generally available on a competitive basis annually. However, property owners and landlords are encouraged to contact CED/HRA staff to discuss fund availability and program requirements any time through the year.
Ramsey County has invested in improvements to the Marion Brittany Apartments in Roseville, Golden Star in Maplewood and a number of smaller properties throughout suburban Ramsey County. The county has also invested in the conversion of recreational space to community service at Polynesian Village Apartments in New Brighton.