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.

TAKE THE SURVEY! Let us know what needs you see in your neighborhood today.

Community Development Day

Join Mayor Ness and the City of Duluth Community Development Division as they celebrate 40 years of investment into the community. 

Community Development Day Details

Where: Damiano Soup Kitchen        When: April 24,2014

          206 W 4th Street                            2:30 PM   

Information about the CDBG Program

Public Services Programs

Housing Programs

Economic Development Programs

2014 Community Needs Survey

Information for Potential Applicants of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits



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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