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.

City of Duluth FY 2016 Action Plan

Public Comment Period

The City of Duluth is seeking community feedback on the Draft 2016 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development. Current community issues, especially those affecting persons with low and moderate incomes, persons of color, and persons with disabilities, and the City’s progress toward five-year community development goals are outlined in the Plan.

Summary of the Action Plan and Public Input Process

Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

Draft FY 2016 Funding Recommendations

Draft FY 2016 Action Plan

A public hearing will be held by the CD Committee at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, in the Council Chambers - 3rd Floor - City Hall. The purpose of the public hearing is for citizens to comment on the Draft Plan and the funding recommendations. Members of the public, especially persons having low and moderate incomes, persons of color, and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to attend and comment on the 2016 Action Plan.

Community Development Program Updates  

    • The State of Minnesota has submitted the Phase II application for the National Disaster Resilience Competition. We expect to hear the funding announcements in early 2016. Learn more at Big Waters of Minnesota Website

    • The 2016 Funding Timeline provides important meetings and deadlines that applicants need to know to apply for the next round of CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds.

Upcoming Meetings


Housing Assistance Resources 

Keith Hamre
Director of Planning & Construction Services
City Hall, Room 208
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

Kathy Wilson, Planner I
(218) 730-5305

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