affordable housing

More Rental Assistance Available for Minnesotans Impacted by Pandemic

This is all through the help of the federal Covid-19 emergency rental assistance program.

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesotans now have more help for rental assistance. Tenants who have been impacted by the pandemic financially and haven’t been able to pay rent dating back to March of last year will have more assistance catching up with their payments. This is all through the help of the federal Covid-19 emergency rental assistance program. Since applications opened…

Renovations Coming To Historic Wilmarth Mansion

The total would cost of the proposed renovations and townhomes would be roughly $7.5 million. 

ASHLAND, Wisc. – The building is currently owned by impact-7, a non-profit in Ashland with the goal to provide affordable housing in Ashland. “The Wilmarth mansion has gone through a number of uses over the years. There are people in town that grew up in it just like their home,” City of Ashland Planning and Development Director, Megan McBride says….

Advocates Pitch Tents Outside Duluth City Hall to Call Action to Homelessness

Local organizations gathered the crowd to raise awareness of the growing number of people sleeping on the streets.

DULUTH, Minn.- A different type of rally Monday filled the lawns outside Duluth City Hall with tents symbolizing the homeless population, which advocates hope speak louder than words or signs. “I want city council and the mayor and all of city government to look at these tents out here and realize that these tents represent just a fraction of the…

Duluth Warming Center Locations Still Undecided for Winter

Warming centers face new challenges during the pandemic this year

DULUTH, Minn.- As the colder weather begins to come into the Northland, staff with the warming centers in Duluth are working on ways to open safely this winter. Officials with CHUM said no locations for warming centers other than the main CHUM shelter have been decided yet. “I do know that talks are going on they looked at a few…

Maternity Home Hopes to Help Homeless Mothers

Star of the North Maternity House holds Grand Opening.

DULUTH, Minn.-Affordable housing is hard to find for many in the Northland, but one organization is hoping to change that for the city’s new and soon –to—be moms. Together for Life Northland held the grand opening of their Star of the North Maternity Home, on the upper floor of the Morning Star Women and Birthing Center on East Superior Street….

Housing for All Summit to Address Affordable Housing Issues in Duluth

The 7th Annual Housing for All Summit is Happening Wednesday, May 28

DULUTH, Minn. – Residents living in the Duluth area are invited to the 7th annual Housing for All Summit happening Wednesday, May 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (Coppertop) 230 East Skyline Parkway. The Affordable Housing Coalition is asking people from the Duluth area to take part and speak out during the one day community summit…

Proposed Plans for Duluth Golf Courses Pass to City Council

Plans propose scaling back and developing Lester Park Golf Course.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Public Golf Courses are now $2.4 million in debt. The city’s recommendations, which the Parks and Recreation Commission passed with a 6-2 vote on Wednesday, would scale back the 27 holes at Lester Park Golf Course to 18 to make way for housing. Plans would also improve the infrastructure at Enger Park Golf Course. Among the proposed…

As Temps Drop, CHUM Proposes Warming Centers

CHUM Asks Council to Consider Proposal As Their Space Decreases

DULUTH, Minn.- As the extreme cold starts setting in, finding a warm, safe place to sleep becomes a serious, and even deadly challenge for Duluth’s homeless community. According to CHUM, more warm shelter options are needed in the city of Duluth, especially during a deep freeze. Last winter, 42 nights dropped below zero. In those conditions, it can take only…

New Affordable Housing Development Underway In Cloquet

City officials believe the 35-unit property will help fill the housing gap in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)  says it’s stepping out of the box with its latest project. A new housing development is coming to Cloquet after a study revealed the need for 80 new affordable housing units. The Cloquet HRA approached this project with the mindset of if not us then who to provide affordable housing…

One Roof Opens 285th Land Trust Home

Open House for New 4-Bedroom In Denfeld

DULUTH, Minn.- A newly renovated, single-family home is now available in Duluth for low and middle-income home seekers. One Roof Community Housing, which is behind the effort, held an open house to show off the home in the Denfeld Neighborhood. This is the 285th of its kind in the Duluth Area. One Roof buys old homes and repurposes them to…

Advocating for the Minnesota Homeless Population

Advocates are focusing on cultivating champions for a bolder Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.-  Minnesota is leading the nation in reductions to Veteran homelessness but there’s still a lot to be done. Five hundred people are advocating for the homeless population in Duluth on Thursday, September 13th, at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless annual conference at the DECC. Advocates tell us the hot topics for Minnesota as a whole, are serving…

Vacant Middle School May Transform into Affordable Housing

The potential affordable housing is intended to help workforce families.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Affordable housing is a hot topic in the Northland, now an old Middle School building that sat vacant for one school year may turn into apartment units and office space. The developers we spoke with say it’s a workforce housing project intended to help working families find affordable housing.  As for the middle school the development plans would keep the…

New Plans for Affordable Housing Unit Move Forward

The Garfield Square Apartments will replace the Esmond Building; formally the Seaway Hotel

DULUTH, Minn.- New details involving for new affordable housing complex in the works for the Lincoln Park neighborhood. This 50 unit building will replace the nearby Esmond Building, formally known as the Seaway Hotel, which was known as a hot spot for police calls.  The development property is located at 10 Piedmont Avenue, where W. Superior Street and Garfield Avenue…

Grant Creates Local Affordable Housing

A ten million dollar State Housing Grant makes impact on Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- More affordable housing options are coming to the Northland. Friday Duluth’s Mayor Emily Larson announced ten million dollar State Housing Grant, that should have a big impact on the housing scene.  The grant will be going towards more affordable housing in the community. A 50 bedroom unit will be built at Garfield and Superior St. known as Garfield…