Housing & Redevelopment Authority - Economic Development Authority (HRA-EDA)

Meetings


The Chisago County HRA-EDA meetings are held:
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • Last Tuesday of every month
  • Chisago County HRA-EDA Office in North Branch

Members


Each member serves a term of 5 years:
Jack Juve   District 1 Term: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2017 
James Stein, Chair  District 2 Term: 05/01/2015 - 04/30/2020
Greg Hickcox  District 3 Term: 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2016 
David Boniface, Vice Chair  District 4 Term: 05/01/2012 - 04/30/2017
Daniel Hoffman  District 5 Term: 01/06/2015 - 04/30/2016
 

Responsibilities


The Chisago County HRA-EDA (Housing and Redevelopment Authority – Economic Development Authority) is authorized by the Minnesota Housing and Redevelopment Act, Chapter 487, Minnesota Session Law of 1947, to undertake certain types of housing and redevelopment activities in Chisago County. Chisago County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) was created in 1988. In 2000 the Chisago County Board authorized the HRA to adopt full Economic Development Authority (EDA) powers.

Resources


Currently, the Chisago County HRA-EDA offers a wide range of resources to public and private sector clients including:

Community Development Resources


Securing and administering local, state and federal grants and loans and other community development programs.

Economic Development Resources


Assisting local units of government and City Economic Development Authorities with business park development programs, tax increment financing programs, tax abatement assistance and other business finance incentives.

Business Resources


Assisting new businesses get established in the county and existing businesses with their expansions within the county through financial incentives, such as the Business Enterprise Program.

Housing Resources


Developing and implementing programs for housing rehabilitation, senior housing development, multi- and single family housing development and home purchase assistance.

Mission


To improve the commercial and industrial tax base within the county with an emphasis on assisting our existing businesses, and marketing the County for new business development opportunities.

To promote and maintain a high quality of life in Chisago County by encouraging affordable housing development and private investment through a collaborative effort with local units of government and other interested organizations in Chisago County.