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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pioneer Press/ St. Paul, Minneapolis get $16 million for afforable housing

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Anonymous Pioneer Press said...

By Frederick Melo
Updated: 10/27/2010 01:28:24 PM CDT

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will be in Detroit on Thursday to accept a grant of up to $16 million for affordable housing and small business aid along Twin Cities transit routes such as the proposed Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line.

The national "Living Cities" effort is expected to build or preserve between 400 and 600 housing units in the Twin Cities, and provide 100 businesses with funds for marketing, planning assistance, facade improvements and flexible, low-interest small business loans.

In a statement, Coleman called the grant "game changing" and said it will go along way to "building more affordable and living communities."

The overall grant will be managed by the Saint Paul Foundation. The award includes $2.75 million in new grants, $10 million in loans, and $3 million in investment into existing programs. The partnering agencies include the Family Housing Fund, the Twin Cities Community Land Bank, the Neighborhood Development Center, the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, and the Urban Land Institute, among others.

The Saint Paul Foundation and the McKnight Foundation applied for the "Corridors of Opportunity" grant from the Living Cities Integration Initiative, a collaborative of 22 of the world's largest foundations and financial groups.

Four other cities are also receiving grants: Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Newark.

The Living Cities grant comes on the heels of a $5 million

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to the Twin Cities. The HUD funds, which were announced this month, will back planning, community outreach and "green" improvements along six future Twin Cities bus and rail lines, including the Central Corridor line.
Founded in 1991, the Living Cities collaborative includes the AARP Foundation, Bank of America, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Deutsche Bank, MetLife Inc., the McKnight Foundation, and 16 other groups.

11:15 PM  
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4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well how about using this grant to help renovate the vacant ADC Ramsey County Jail on Kellogg ? I think the city has gone stale on housing project that could have generated substancial income from this property.

Again, a wasted effort by the city.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous The Next AG said...

I had Chris Coleman as my city councilman and he help cover up about my home and my health condition after the free insulation was installed.
He help cover up the fact the my home was one of two hundred thousand homes done with that same material as mine with 1.51 PPM formaldehyde in it.
None of these Democrats cared about the health of these families or how much these families will use their health care for treatment they need because of being confined to a home that clearly cause health problems.

One indecent was when Jesse Ventura and Dean Barkley became sick in 20 minutes being there on July 19,1998.
Trash Day Today, thou out those old politicians and diapers and don't recycle.

From Bill Dahn
The Whistleblower

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill You did will,
next time collect some buck and you will bring in a lot more votes.
Keep kicking their booties.

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes,good job Bill on the election.
Those votes you got have Eric beating his head against the wall.

Jeff Matiatos

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Bill Dahn said...

Thank you Jeff Matiatos
I'm thinking about how much talking I did in the last year to get myself known to the voters.
I stuttered till Feb. 1999, so for someone that couldn't speak and the government thought if they turned their backs on me I might give up and Go Away.
Chuck and Eric, Bill Dahn will get the last laugh out of the dfl party.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your welcome Bill.
I watched the debate between Chris and Lori and there were alot of fireworks mostly lit by Chris.
There were accusations of corruption in the Atty Generals office and I recall Lori Swanson kind of just ignored it suggesting to me that she really wanted to just talk around it.

But you know, alot of what the Attorney Generals office does is defend their judges and political entities from suit.

The tobacco settlement was a farse and onlt benefited blue cross blue shield but most of all, attorneys tied to Humphrey got all the cash.

Dump the Hump !!!! lol

Way to go Bill ;)

Jeff Matiatos

4:31 PM  

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