The Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HCHRA) was established pursuant to Chapter 177, Minnesota Laws of 1987. County Board Resolution 87-7-597 established the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority on July 22, 1987, to serve the housing, economic development and redevelopment needs of the citizens of Hennepin County and its municipalities.
HCHRA meetings are held periodically after regular County Board Committee Meetings on certain Tuesdays. The agenda for each HCHRA meeting is published as soon as possible prior to a meeting. Meetings are broadcast live on the Metropolitan Cable Network (Channel 6) on the day of the meeting and re-played on the following Friday at 8 p.m.
A formal HRA mission statement was adopted on October 6, 1988. The mission states:
The principal mission of the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is to serve the housing and economic development and redevelopment needs of the citizens of Hennepin County and its municipalities by undertaking or assisting housing projects which will provide decent, affordable housing, and undertaking or assisting economic development or redevelopment projects which will create jobs, expand the tax base, eliminate blight, and provide or facilitate the provision or operation of public conveniences and improvements, all in a manner which produces the lowest possible cost to such citizens.
The 2013 HCHRA budget is $14.7 million, with a property tax levy of $6.4 million. The HCHRA authorizes strategic planning and community engagement to serve the housing and economic development and redevelopment of Hennepin County.
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