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Emergency Food and Shelter grants available

The United Way of Bemidji Area is currently accepting applications for emergency food and shelter funding. According to a release, applications are due August 1. The federal emergency food and shelter program has provided funding for agencies serving Beltrami County residents, with over $21,000 in grant dollars and almost $31,000 in CARES Act funding, totaling…

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Bemidji HRA secures another HUD voucher

Bemidji’s HRA recently received another grant from the Housing and Urban Development for the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. Almost $100,000 was distributed across the country recently, and the Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority was able to secure an additional $5,100 voucher. The program aims to help youth moving out of the foster care system…

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HUD awards additional $10K to Bemidji HRA

U.S. Housing and Urban Development recently awarded an additional $10,000 in funding for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Bemidji as part of the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. HUD awarded around $30,000 last month to the Bemidji HRA for the same program that assists young adults transitioning out of foster care and who are…

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Sen. Smith: Minnesota Housing Shortage

U.S. Senator Tina Smith says virtually every Minnesota community has a shortage of quality, affordable housing. She released her findings in a report yesterday, after a statewide housing listening tour last summer that made a stop in Bemidji. Some of the key findings from the report include growing homelessness and a shortage of shelters, a…

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Bemidji HRA to receive federal funds

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced yesterday that the Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority will receive nearly $30,000 in funding for HUD’s new Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. According to a release, this funding will assist young adults transitioning out of foster care and who are at risk of homelessness. Bemidji’s HRA…

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