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
GREATER MINNESOTA HOUSING FUND WELCOMES RED WING MAYOR DANIEL BENDER TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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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 11, 2014 for 2015. The 2015 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, 2015.
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The Red Wing HRA received its 2014 Final Draft audit on June 9, 2015. Steve Salverson of Smith Schafer & Associates LTD presented the report to the Board of Commissioners at its June meeting. The HRA received a clean audit without any findings. The following is Page 47 of the audit with the Summary of Audit Results.
RED WING HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
SCHEDULE OF FINDINGS AND QUESTIONED COSTS
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014
SUMMARY OF AUDIT RESULTS
1. The auditor’s report expresses an unqualified opinion on the financial statements of the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
2. No instances of material deficiencies disclosed during the audit of the financial statements is reported in the Independent Auditor’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards.
3. No instances of noncompliance material to the financial statements of the Red Wing Housing and
Redevelopment Authority were disclosed during the audit.
4. No deficiencies in internal control over major federal award programs disclosed during the audit is reported in the Independent Auditor’s Report on Compliance with Requirements Applicable to Each Major Program and on Internal Control over Compliance in Accordance with OMB Circular A-133.
5. The auditor’s report on compliance for the major federal award programs for the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority expresses an unqualified opinion on all major federal programs.
6. No audit findings relative to a major federal award program for the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority are reported in this schedule.
7. The Programs tested as major programs were:
Name of Program CFDA
N/C S/R Section 8 Programs 14.195
Public Housing Capital Programs 14.872
8. The threshold for distinguishing Types A and B programs was $300,000.
9. Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority qualifies as a low-risk auditee.
The audit can viewed at the following links:
Red Wing HRA 2014 Letter to the Board Red Wing HRA 2014 Final Draft
JORDAN TOWER I
TO RECEIVE NEW WINDOWS
The Red Wing HRA (HRA) and tenants are looking forward to the replacement of all of the windows at Jordan Tower I, a total of 225 windows. Jordan Tower I is a 9 story building built in 1974. Existing windows are original to the building.
Shop drawings have been submitted for the construction of the windows which takes 3 months. The projected start date for the installation of the windows is September 2015 with a projected completion date of December 31, 2015. Two units will be scheduled per day, a total of 4 windows and then will progress to three units per day, a total of 6 windows.
The windows being installed are H-Windows. This is an awning style window which meets the Americans with Disabilities Act, requiring less than 5 pounds operating force to open and close the window. Windows include fall prevention limiters placed on the windows to prevent the window from opening too far and preventing falls. The H-Window allows maintenance personnel to clean the window from the inside of the unit by use of a special key that can unlock the window to flip it around, making cleaning of the windows safer. Significant money will be saved to clean the windows: 1 person/15 minutes versus 2 people/1 hour. The H-Window is Energy Star certified, has condensation rating with standard triple glazing of 79 and has the highest air infiltration rating of any window in the US.
This is a $1.2 million dollar project. The HRA was awarded $923,000 through Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Public Owned Housing Program (POHP). This is a forgivable loan after 20 years at 0 percent interest.
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HRA and CEDA announce Small Cities program for Old West Main and Gateway areas
WAITING LIST APPLICATION
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Please complete all four pages.
SECTION 8 WAITING LIST ClOSED 10/31/2014
RED WING HRA BOARD REPORTS
2013 Red Wing HRA Audit - Click here
2012 Red Wing HRA Audit - Click here
HRA INCREASES SMALL CITIES PROGRAM INCOME LOAN ALLOCATION
Maps of the target area are available from the HRA - click here
Application form and guidelines - click here
The Red Wing HRA Board of Commissioners on March 11, 2014 increased the allocation of the Small Cities Program Income Fund by $100,000 and has authorized the HRA to accept two new applications. The maximum loan amount is $50,000. Commercial properties in the targeted area are eligible for application. The targeted areas are basically Old West Main and Downtown.
The HRA has already approved one application for funding from an earlier round. That means that $50,000 is available for funding a new application. The HRA will accept two new applications for processing. However only one application will be funded until additional program income funds are received. The application that is first completed and approved by the Board will be funded first. The second application will need to wait for funding. Our intention is to fund the second application as soon as funding is available. Once the two applications are accepted, the HRA will close the application process.
With this latest increase in the funding, the HRA has allocated $450,000 in Program Income funds for the program since its initiation in February of 2013.
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.