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Itasca County Housing and Redevelopment Authority offers affordable housing opportunities to eligible individuals in Itasca County. ICHRA is a fair housing agency and we do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Now Hiring

Housing Specialist

Position Summary:

The Housing Specialist is responsible for the administration of key rental assistance programs including the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), the Mainstream Voucher Program, and the Re-Entry Rental Assistance Program.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of key federal and state rental assistance programs, housing authority policies, and operational procedures; and the ability to relate to other staff as well as the public.  The Housing Specialist must be able to take direction, maintain confidentiality, and perform work in a trustworthy and ethical manner.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply please send cover letter and resume to me, Dana Abbott at dana@itascacountyhra.org by April 30, 2024.

Now Hiring

Special Project Program Director

Position Summary:

Responsibilities include a combination of program management for the Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF), the Single-Family Development Program (SFDP) and providing assistance to the Executive Director on other special projects. The breakdown of activities is estimated to be approximately 40% LHTF, 50% SFDP, and 10% other special projects. Specific activities are listed below.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply please send cover letter and resume to me, Dana Abbott at dana@itascacountyhra.org by April 30, 2024.


GRAND RAPIDS, Minnesota – Itasca County HRA, in partnership with KOOTASCA Community Action and One Roof Community Housing (Duluth, MN), has been awarded funding from Minnesota Housing and the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board to construct eight single-family homes on the former Forest Lake School site in the northwest part of Grand Rapids. 

Construction has begun on the homes.  The special funding used to build these houses will permit the homes to be sold to an income-eligible family at an affordable price.  A family must have income less than $89,400 in 2023 to qualify.   

The eight homes are comprised of four 2-bedroom homes and four 3-bedroom homes.   The 2-bedroom homes will be one-level, while the 3-bedroom homes will be two story. 

The homes will be marketed and listed for sale starting in late fall 2023 and income-qualified individuals or families must complete an application, complete a homebuyer education class, as well as have the ability to obtain a mortgage with an approved lender.  Projected sale prices will range from $185,000 to $200,000, with up to $30,000 in downpayment and closing cost assistance available.  Pre-construction appraisal values were $266,000 for the 2-bedroom home and $350,000 for the 3-bedroom home.

Applications are not being accepted at this time, but the public will be notified when the application period opens. 

Homebuyer Education Classes, Counseling, and Financial Assistance is available to interested buyers from KOOTASCA Community Action and information can be found at www.kootasca.org/programs/homeowners/homebuyer-education-counseling/.

For more information about what Community Land Trusts are and how they work, visit One Roof Community Housing’s website at: https://1roofhousing.org/homebuyers/community-land-trust/.



Find the right program that can help in your situation


Housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.


The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program.


Bridges is a rental assistance program that serves persons with a serious mental illness.

Permanent Supportive
Housing Program

Provides rent assistance, in connection with supportive services, to homeless persons with disabilities.


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1115 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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