Community Development

Community Development


When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 27, 2014  

Where: Trepanier Hall (202 West Second St, Duluth)

The purpose of this feast & forum is to provide the community with an opportunity to meet and hear from the Duluth Indigenous Commission members to gain an understanding of the role and function of this commission. Please join us to:

    • Celebrate the work of the Duluth Indigenous Commission
    • Learn about the special projects, Ethnographic Study, Duluth American Indian Community Needs Assessment
    • Recruiting; would you like to be a Commission Member?


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 for CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds through the City of Duluth is underway

****Attention All Homeless Providers - A manditory meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2014 in Room 303 of City Hall to discuss the FY 2015 Application requirements****

The FY 2015 CDBG, Home, and ESG application was sent directly all applicants whose Letter of Intent was accepted by the Community Development Committee on August 19, 2014. Instructions regarding the FY2015 CDBG, HOME, and ESG application and can be found here. The deadline for final applications is September 5, 2014. Please contact staff with any questions regarding the FY2015 CDBG/HOME/ESG application. 


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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