Community & Economic Development
Ramsey County Community & Economic Development (CED) administers funds from the Community Development Block Grant, a federal entitlement program, and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. These funds are reinvested in suburban Ramsey County. The department provides executive and related services for the Ramsey County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RCHRA), which was established by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners in April 1993 under Minnesota Statutes Section 469.004.
CED’s goal is to improve the quality of life for citizens by working with partners to revitalize communities, maintain existing housing stock, expand homeownership and affordable housing opportunities, and encourage job growth. The department provides a variety of federal and local resources to county residents, businesses, property owners and developers. County staff ensure federal funding is spent in compliance with program rules and regulations and recommends funding awards and policies to the board.
Programs sponsored by the RCHRA are available in suburban Ramsey County communities, including those listed below. The RCHRA may make non-federal programs available in the City of Saint Paul.
Programs and initiatives
- Community and Economic Development Funding
- Multifamily development program
- Environmental response fund
- Neighborhood revitalization and infrastructure
- Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE)
- Rental rehabilitation
- Opportunity Zones
- Riverfront Properties
- Rice Creek Commons
- Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Area
- Home Buyer and Home Owner Programs