CDBG & HOME
A wide variety of projects can be funded under the community development banner of CDBG and HOME programs. Home rehabilitation and crisis assistance for those at risk of homelessness are two of the most important.
Funds also support initiatives in the areas of homebuyer assistance, affordable rental housing, property acquisition, public infrastructure improvements, and the development of facilities like food shelves or centers for persons with disabilities. Please click, contact us with any questions.
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Habitat for Humanity
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity received a generous 5-acre donation from JL Schwieters and Schwieters Companies in Hugo, Minnesota.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity applied for Washington County HOME funds to help complete its Generation Acres project consisting of 33 townhomes for deserving households that met their eligibility criteria. The last four units were completed and sold to homeowners this year.
You can read more about the impact this project has had on residents in these articles:
We have partnered with Habitat on several projects throughout Washington County and are pleased to support their efforts to make that sense of home a reality for deserving families in our communities.
Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf (pictured)
The mission of the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf is to “provide emergency food to families or individuals in a manner that seeks to maintain their dignity.”
As the population of the Hugo area has grown, so too has the need. An organization that was serving ten households a month when it was founded now sees an average of 125 households a month.
When a new building was necessary to keep up with the needs of the community, the food shelf partnered with the City of Hugo. The city applied for Community Development Block Grant funding, which was used to acquire the land on which the new facility would be built.
The new space has more accommodating features for storage and shopping that feels more like a grocery store than it does a food shelf. In its first month open at the new site, the food shelf served 167 households
In March 2017, the food shelf announced that through the generosity of donors, the mortgage on the building was paid off – in under two years. Good neighbors, indeed!
In 2020, the food shelf saw the need to expand their building to add a walk-in refrigerator and freezer to provide more fresh items to their clients to encourage healthy eating. They applied for a Community Development Block Grant and received it to help make the project possible. Clients have been loving the additional fresh produce, dairy, and meats that the food shelf can provide since completing the project in August 2021.
We’re proud of the residents of Hugo and Centerville and that we could play a part in their success!