EDA housing program extends deadline for West End housing survey

At the September 10, 2013, meeting of the Cook County-Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA), housing program administrator Nancy Grabko of Community Fundraising Solutions (CFS) said she needed help from West End communities to complete an application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for funding to rehabilitate homes in Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder. This week Grabko contacted the Cook County News-Herald, noting that help is still needed.

To expand the EDA housing program offerings beyond the city of Grand Marais, Grabko said a survey of housing needs in other areas of the county must be completed. Surveys were sent out to West End property owners in September. Grabko told the News-Herald that surveys have been slow coming in so the deadline for their return so the deadline has been extended to October 10.

The survey results will be used to seek DEED Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grant funds for single-family home rehabilitation.

The next meeting of the Cook County - Grand Marais Economic Development Authority is today, October 8 at 4 p.m. at Grand Marais City Hall.