Bemidji HRA receives funds

The Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority was awarded $32,503 as part of CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

According to a release, the $5.6 million in funding to 60 public housing authorities throughout Minnesota are designed to help low-income Minnesotans secure and retain affordable housing amid the pandemic.

“This funding will provide additional resources to public housing authorities to make sure people have a decent, safe, and affordable place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD continues to work with our public housing authorities to protect American families from this invisible enemy, including vulnerable residents in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.”

Koochiching County’s HRA received $16,102 in funding, Cass County’s HRA received $11,479, and Itasca County’s HRA received $36,082.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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