SEMMCHRA Dispersing $528,420 in Small Cities Development Program Funds for Housing Rehabilitation in Goodhue and Dennison

The Cities of Goodhue and Dennison received $528,420 in Small Cities Development Program Funding through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that will provide funding to improve twenty (20) owner-occupied residential properties.  In partnership with the cities, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) is administering funding to residents in targeted areas of Goodhue and Dennison.  Financing for the owner-occupied housing rehab activity is in the form of a 10-year deferred loan/grant.  Qualified homeowners will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

Qualified owner-occupied residents who meet established income limits (2022 income limits are:

1 person – $54,250; 2 people – $62,000; 3 people – $69,750; 4 people – $77,450; 5 people – $83,650) are eligible to receive assistance for necessary repairs to their home.  Eligible improvements include: roof, windows, siding, furnace, plumbing or electrical, health and safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility improvements.

For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply for the program, please contact Sara Fuher at the Southeast Minnesota Multi-County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) at (651) 565-2638 ext. 221 or email  SEMMCHRA is an equal housing opportunity program.