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Community and Economic Development

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Economic Gardening - Planting a new Economic Development Strategy in Ramsey County

Ramsey County’s Second Stage businesses are encouraged to take advantage of a new opportunity to grow their businesses stronger, healthier and faster. If you or a company you know can answer the following questions, Economic Gardening may offer the tools you need to cultivate your business.

  • For profit, privately held and headquartered in Ramsey County?
  • Generating $1M to $50 M annually?
  • Employing 10-99 employees?
  • Showing growth in 2 of the past 5 years?
  • Providing products or services to regional or larger markets?
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    Applications for Ramsey County Funds are due March 7, 2014

    2014 CDBG and Home COMMON Funding Application

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    FirstHOME Program Funding

    Ramsey County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)/Community and Economic Development (CED) is pleased to announce that the FirstHOME Buyer Assistance Program is back in business. FirstHOME funds are available. Fund commitments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    FirstHOME has been used by 225 first-time homebuyers since it began in 2000-a program investment of nearly $2.5M.

    During this time, there have been dramatic shifts in the real estate market and in the economy overall. The FirstHOME program is changing to reflect the changing marketplace:

    • The maximum assistance available per property is reduced to $10,000 to enable greater participation despite fewer funds being available.
    • Income Limits have also fallen slightly

    Refer to the FirstHOME Fact Sheet for more information about the program and if you qualify, ask your lender to reserve funds.


    Other News & Information:



    Resources for families in housing crisis - Housing Crisis Response in Ramsey County provides housing services and support for Ramsey County families, single adults, and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Housing Crisis Response in Ramsey County provides housing services and support for Ramsey County families, single adults, and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

     

    To search for available commercial or industrial properties in Ramsey County, go to MetroMSP.org and click on "Search Properties". It takes you to a powerful, GIS based site selection tool that enables you to locate buildings or land, pull up site-specific demographic data, and generate valuable reports.


    Mortgage Foreclosure Information - Mortgage foreclosures are legal actions taken in relation to real estate, as opposed to personal property.  Foreclosure affects homeowners and renters. Learn more about what resources are available.

    Click here for information on the Ramsey County Sheriff Department foreclosure process.