About the Lake County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (LCHRA)

The mission of the Lake County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (LCHRA) is to provide affordable housing and redevelopment programs and services to the citizens of Lake County, MN.

Origin
The Lake County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (LCHRA) was formed in November of 1983. Leaders in Lake County believed there was a shortage of decent, safe and affordable housing opportunities for elderly persons, individuals and families of low and moderate incomes. Lake County formed the LCHRA to meet these needs for the citizens of Lake County.

Who We Are
The Lake County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (LCHRA) administers affordable housing programs and developments within Lake County. The LCHRA is governed by a five member Board of Directors appointed by the Lake County Board of Commissioners. The LCHRA sets policies and provides guidance in the overall implementation of the programs offered.

Housing Objectives
To provide decent, safe and affordable housing for the citizens in Lake County. This is accomplished with connecting with rental assistance providers, rental and single/family property rehabilitation, first time homebuyer loans and down payment assistance.

Development Objectives
To assist in developing  and rehabilitation of economic development projects.  This is accomplished through financing vehicles such as Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF) and bonding for projects.

Funding
The Lake County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (LCHRA) primary sources of funding  are Lake County Tax Levy Funds on an annual basis.   Additional Funding is brought into Lake County with our partners, Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Small Cities Development Program, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) and Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP).

Office Contact Information

LCHRA/North Shore Housing Resource Center
PO Box 103
Silver Bay, Minnesota 55616
Phone: 218-834-2280 or 1-800-223-1850 Fax: 218-834-5269