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

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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