$250,000 Approved for Hillside Apartments Development

By KBJR News 1

Don Dicklich, Auditor Chris Dahlberg, Commissioner Keith Nelson, Commissioner Barb Hayden, Planning and Community Development Director Cliff Knettel, 1Roof (front row) Jim Soderberg, Chum (back row) Steve Raukar, Commissioner (back row) Sister Lois Eckes, Prioress, Benedictine Sisters (front row) Frank Jewell, Commissioner Rick Klun, Center City Housing Angie Miller, Community Action Duluth Steve O'Neil, Commissioner Pete Stauber, Commissioner Ann Busche, Public Health and Human Services Director Mike Forsman, Commissioner Jensina Pederson, PHHS intern Laura DeRosier, PHHS homeless coordinator

April 2, 2013 Updated Oct 14, 2013 at 6:47 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Major strides will be taken to combat Duluth's homelessness problem with the authorization of a loan from the St. Louis County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

The HRA board voted to provide a 20 year, 250-thousand dollar loan, to build six new emergency housing units in the Hillside Apartment development.

Another 44 low income units will also be built to support homeless families.

The apartment complex,located on Fourth Street and First Avenue West, will be operated by the Churches United in Ministry organization, commonly know as CHUM.

The quarter million dollar loan will be deferred and forgiven if the units are operated and kept up as emergency housing shelters.

Construction could start as early as this Fall. The project is a priority of "Heading Home St. Louis County: A Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness."

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