Headwaters Region has $1.2 million for affordable mortgages

Minnesota Housing announced over $52 million is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time homebuyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including just over $1,200,000 for the Headwaters Region (Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties).

Homebuyers can take advantage of these resources through the Minnesota Housing Start Up loan program, which offers fixed interest rates and downpayment and closing cost loans up to $15,000 for eligible first-time homebuyers. Buyers can purchase homes in the Headwaters Region that cost up to $283,300. Income limits vary by location and household size, going up to $101,800.

Minnesota Housing has helped create affordable home ownership opportunities in the Region for many years. We’re grateful for the resources that help so many households throughout the Region to purchase their first homes.” Said Tim Flathers, Executive Director of the Headwaters Regional Development Commission.

Community partnerships between Minnesota Housing, local lenders and organizations like HRDC, help over 2,000 households a year purchase their first homes,” said Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Leimaile Ho. “These affordable loans make homeownership more accessible for more Minnesotans.”

First-time buyers can get started by contacting participating lenders in the Headwaters Region. Visit www.mnhousing.gov for a full list of approved lenders, current interest rates, and program eligibility.

Minnesota Housing collaborates with individuals, communities, and partners to create, preserve, and finance housing that is affordable. Find out more at www.mnhousing.gov. Follow us at www.facebook.com/minnesotahousing and on Twitter @mnhousing.


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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