The Inspiring Communities program is a scattered site housing redevelopment strategy that was approved by the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Board on October 9, 2013 through Resolution 13-1592. This strategy was created after an extensive analysis of HRA owned property. Recommendations on the disposition of HRA property was approved on July 26, 2013 through Resolution 13-1097 and was presented to neighborhood stakeholders on August 1, 2013.
Inspiring Communities will provide focused investment in cluster areas in neighborhoods most impacted by foreclosure and vacancy. The program funds will assist developers with development gap financing for construction of new housing on vacant lots or rehabilitation of vacant structures.
Funding for Inspiring Communities was provided by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and the Minneapolis Saint Paul Housing Finance Board.
Inspiring Communities Goals:
- Utilize HRA property as a catalyst for neighborhood transformation
- Construct or rehabilitate 130 lots or buildings to create a variety of housing opportunities in focused cluster areas
- Create job opportunities for local residents, Section 3 certified businesses, minority, women, or small businesses
- Inspire innovative, sustainable design and construction methods