The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority provides housing opportunities to elderly, disabled, handicapped, and family households in the city of Red Wing, Minnesota through a number of local, state, and federal programs. In addition, the RWHRA provides community redevelopment programs to assist in the development of businesses and their properties in Red Wing.
We operate our business with four values in mind:
1) Sustainability 2) Innovation 3) Initiatives 4) Transparency
Jordan Towers Updated Laundry Rooms
The Red Wing HRA is happy to share with you some pictures of our new updated laundry rooms. There has been a fresh coat of paint applied to the walls along with brand new washers and dryers. Jordan Towers has now switched from a quarter system to a card system. The tenants now simply add money onto their cards and input them into the machine. Tenants have expressed that this system is much better than having to locate quarters all the time. The HRA is very happy with this upgrade!
SECTION 8 WAIT LIST – OPEN April 11, 2016
The RED WING HRA is now accepting applications for the Section 8 program only for families eligible for the Red Wing HRA residency preference. Families wishing to apply for the Section 8 program are required to complete the online application and submit proof of residency. The housing office will request documentation of the residency preference at the time application is received. Application from non-Red Wing residents will not be accepted.
The resident of Red Wing is described as the following:
- A family whose head or spouse is living or working in the city of Red Wing.
Acceptable proof of residency includes:
- Current lease, and/or current bill from phone, utility company, credit card, etc.
- Paystub or offer from a company located in Red Wing.
Applications for the Section 8 program are available online at
Only applications with proof of residency will be accepted. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodation in completing an application may call Becky Hinrichs at 651-301-7027 to make special arrangements.
RFP for Applying for Project- Based Vouchers
The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RWHRA) requests proposals from multifamily housing developers and owners under the Project- Based Voucher (PBV) Program. The number of PBV assisted units cannot exceed 20% (rounded up) or up to 12 units of the total number of dwelling units in the project.
Responses are due by 3:00 pm on April 22, 2016 to the Red Wing HRA 428 West 5th Street Red Wing, MN 55066.
March 2016 is Red Wing HRA Appreciation Month!
Red Wing’s Mayor Dan Bender read a Proclamation at the February 22, 2016 City Council Meeting proclaiming March of 2016 as Red Wing HRA Appreciation Month.
This honor was in recognition of the HRA’s 50th Anniversary. The HRA was brought in being on March 3, 1966 by an enabling resolution of the City Council.
HRA Commissioners Jane Allen Calhoun and Jackie Luikart along with Executive Director Randal Hemmerlin accepted the Proclamation on behalf of the HRA.
The Proclamation can be read at this link: Proclamation
2017 Calendar Photo Contest
The Red Wing HRA is proud to announce that we are teaming up with the Red Wing Photography Club to have a contest for the four photographs that will be used in our 2017 Calendar.
To be eligible to enter the contest, the photographer must be a member of the Red Wing Photography Club. Contact Info@rwphotoclub.com for more details on the contest and membership in the Red Wing Photography Club.
Red Wing's Affordable Housing Trust Fund
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2015 Red Wing HRA Annual Report
2015 was a very busy and successful year for the Red Wing HRA. The HRA contributes funds to assist with building improvements all over the city of Red Wing, as well as, installing brand new ADA approved windows into Jordan Towers 1.
These are just a few of the big projects completed in 2015. Please click on the link below to read more about what the HRA accomplished in 2015.
Click here to read the report.
The Red Wing HRA enters its 50th Anniversary in 2016.
The City of Red Wing issued its enabling resolution to create the HRA on March 3, 1966.
In these past 50 years, the HRA has played an important role in affordable housing and community redevelopment by working in partnership with the private and non-profit sectors, the City of Red Wing, Goodhue County, and our state and federal funding agencies. Without their support and assistance we would not have been successful in completing our mission.
We are planning several celebrations throughout the year and we invite you to attend them.
Red Wing HRA Receives $96,000 Award for Bridges Rental Assistance
December 18, 2015
The Board of Minnesota Housing awarded the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority a $96,000 award for the Bridges Rental Assistance program on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Bridges Rental Assistance provides housing assistance for people with very low incomes and a serious mental illness and people with serious mental illness who are also experiencing long-term homelessness. The award will allow the HRA to assist 10 households in the City of Red Wing. The award is the first Bridges Rental Assistance award in Goodhue County.
Staff of the Red Wing HRA worked closely with Goodhue County Health & Human Services (GCHHS) in preparing the application for the award and will continue to work GCHHS in its administration.
Minnesota Housing, in partnership with Department of Human Resources, administers the Bridges program statewide. The Red Wing HRA was one of seven HRAs in the state awarded Bridges funding which totaled $1,016,000 at the December Minnesota Housing Board meeting.
Staff expects the funding to be made available to households in early 2016.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM
The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners reallocated funds to the Community Development Grant Program at its regular Board meeting on November 10, 2015 for 2016. The 2016 allocation was set at $40,000 with a maximum grant amount of $20,000 per application. The Community Development Grant Program is open to 501 c 3 non-profit organizations. Examples of eligible grant purposes are for equipment for use by the applicant; office furniture; appliances; desks; tables; rehabilitation of buildings owned by the applicant; pass-through funding for activities that develop the community. See the Community Development Grant Program for further details on the program.
We are accepting applications as of January 1, 2016.
Click here for the Application Form and Guidelines
Homeowners please click here.
JORDAN TOWER I – WINDOW PROJECT COMPLETE
Jordan Towers I: When you drive past Jordan Tower I, you will notice the orange and gold panels are no longer part of the décor as new windows and panels have been installed. The residents are now able to enjoy these energy efficient, awning style H-Windows. These windows meet ADA requirements requiring less than 5 pounds operating force to open and close. This was a $1.2 million dollar project. The HRA received close to a million dollars in funding through general obligation bonds provided through Minnesota Housing Finance Agencies POHP program at 0% interest forgivable after 20 years.
WAITING LIST APPLICATION
Effective October 1, 2015 Red Wing HRA now has on-line applications. Please click the below links to apply and/or check the status of your waiting list application.
Apply to waiting list
Check application status
For information regarding the Violence Against Womens Act
View the links below:
What is VAWA VAWA Form
RED WING HRA BOARD REPORTS
Small Cities Program Income Fund
(A revolving loan fund)
Maps of the target area are available from the HRA - click here
Application form and guidelines - click here
As of October 31, 2015, the Red Wing HRA has about $1.34 million in Small Cities amortized and deferred loans that were made to commercial businesses and homeowners to improve their properties. Amortized loans have an annual or monthly payment to the HRA’s Small Cities Program Income fund. The HRA relends the Small Cities Program Income funds to commercial businesses for eligible rehabilitation projects in our target areas. The typical loans are $50,000 total of which $25,000 is amortized for payback over 10 years and the other $25,000 is deferred with a 10 year forgiveness clause if conditions are met. Both loans have 0% interest rates. Because there is a high demand for these funds and limited supply, commercial business property owners should contact the HRA to discuss their proposal and see if funds are available. Typically, we are able to make one to two Small Cities Program Income fund loans per year depending on the payback of the existing loans.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
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Applicants must pass background check, crime checks and landlord references.
Contact the HRA at 651-388-7571
Preference for Seniors and/or Persons with Disabilities
Red Wing Housing & Redevelopment Authority
428 West Fifth Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority
A Comprehensive Housing Needs Analysis
for the City of Red Wing, Minnesota
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To provide quality, affordable, sustainable housing and community redevelopment programs utilizing resources that develop public and private partnerships.