Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) was established in 1987 to serve the housing, economic development, and redevelopment needs of the citizens of Hennepin County and its municipalities. In 2017, the board, acting as the HRA, unanimously elected District 2 Commissioner Linda Higgins as chair and District 5 Commissioner Debbie Goettel as vice chair.

Meetings are held periodically after regular County Board Committee Meetings on Tuesdays. The agenda for each meeting is published as soon as possible prior to a meeting. Meetings are broadcast live on the Metropolitan Cable Network (Channel 6) on the day of the meeting and re-played on the following Friday at 8 p.m.

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Mission

The principal mission of the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is to serve the housing and economic development and redevelopment needs of the citizens of Hennepin County and its municipalities.

The HRA undertakes or assists housing projects that will provide decent, affordable housing, and undertakes or assists economic development or redevelopment projects with a goal of:

  • Creating jobs
  • Expanding the tax base
  • Eliminating blight, and
  • Providing or facilitating the provision or operation of public conveniences and improvements

All of this should be done in a manner which produces the lowest possible cost to such citizens.

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