In partnership with the counties of Goodhue, Wabasha, and Winona, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) announced the “Bring It Home” initiative to assist in the process of seeking the State’s $1.3 billion housing investment.  Through the participating county’s investment of local tax funds and statewide affordable housing aid allocations, SEMMCHRA will be helping to facilitate the process of assisting communities and organizations advocate for themselves through the upcoming grant process.  A list of the State’s current and upcoming grant funding opportunities can be found at Agency Planning for Funds (

SEMMCHRA staff will be reaching out to local units of government and non-profits located within those counties to help inform them of upcoming funding streams that may be related to their current or future plans to create and/or preserve affordable housing opportunities within their communities.

SEMMCHRA will start accepting applications for grant writing and leverage funds for applicable projects through the State’s programs starting in February or as funds are available. This open pipeline concept for funding includes requests for grant writing services that would be needed to apply for the State’s $1.3 billion programs. Additional funds may also be awarded through the respective local county affordable housing trust fund to be used as leverage within the formal project grant application. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to self-administer the grant or contract services for the administration of the grant. Awards are based on impact, available funding and on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on the upcoming applications, please watch the SEMMCHRA website at  or contact the Administration Department at 651-565-2638 ext. 201. This is an equal housing opportunity program.