Housing & Redevelopment Authority - Economic Development Authority (HRA-EDA)


The Chisago County HRA-EDA meetings are held:

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • Last Tuesday of every month
  • Chisago County HRA-EDA Office in North Branch


Each member serves a term of 5 years:

Nathan Keech, Vice ChairDistrict 1Term: 01/01/2024 to 12/31/2028
James SteinDistrict 2Term: 01/07/2020 to 12/31/2024
Cathy BennettDistrict 3Term: 01/04/2022 to 12/31/2026
Chad LindgrenDistrict 4Term: 01/03/2023 to 12/31/2027
Daniel Hoffman, ChairDistrict 5Term: 01/05/2021 to 01/05/2026


The Chisago County HRA-EDA (Housing and Redevelopment Authority – Economic Development Authority) is authorized by the Minnesota Housing and Redevelopment Act, Chapter 469, Minnesota Session Law of 1947, to undertake certain types of housing and redevelopment activities in Chisago County. Chisago County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) was created in 1988. In 2000 the Chisago County Board authorized the HRA to adopt full Economic Development Authority (EDA) powers.


Currently, the Chisago County HRA-EDA offers a wide range of resources to public and private sector clients including:

Community Development Resources

Securing and administering local, state and federal grants and loans and other community development programs.

Economic Development Resources

Assisting local units of government and City Economic Development Authorities with business park development programs, tax increment financing programs, tax abatement assistance and other business finance incentives.

Business Resources

Assisting new businesses get established in the county and existing businesses with their expansions within the county through financial incentives, such as the Business Enterprise Program.

Housing Resources

Developing and implementing programs for housing rehabilitation, senior housing development, multi- and single family housing development and home purchase assistance.


To improve the commercial and industrial tax base within the county with an emphasis on assisting our existing businesses, and marketing the County for new business development opportunities.

To promote and maintain a high quality of life in Chisago County by encouraging affordable housing development and private investment through a collaborative effort with local units of government and other interested organizations in Chisago County.