Community Development

Community Development


Our mission is to invest in community programs that help low and moderate income people by addressing basic needs, providing affordable housing, and increasing economic self-sufficiency.

The Fiscal Year 2015 Application process for CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds through the City of Duluth begins on July 24th.

The Technical Assistance Session provides information and answers to questions related to the applying for 2015 funding.  The session will be held on July 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM in Room 303 of City Hall.  All those interested in applying for 2015 Community Development funds are encouraged to attend this session.

2013 Housing Indicator Report Released: May 23, 2014

Each year the City of Duluth releases the Housing Indicator Report, which is a comprehensive report about homeownership, rental market, housing affordability, and other housing factors within the City.  View the 2013 Housing Indicator Report


Upcoming Meetings:


Need Housing Assistance? 

Keith Hamre
Director Planning & Construction Services
City Hall, Room 407
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-5480


Housing Team 
Karen Olesen, Senior Planner
(218) 730-5303

Char McLennan, Planner II
(218) 730-5304

Suzanne Kelley, Planner II
(218) 730-5302

Community Resources Team

Ben VanTassel, Senior Planner
(218) 730-5299

Suzanne Kelley, Planner II
(218) 730-5302

Michael Palermo, Planner II
(218) 730-5305

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