The Beltrami County HRA contracts with the Headwaters Regional Development Commission for staff support. Staff manages all HRA activities including development, down payment assistance, housing rehabilitation and creation of new initiatives. The staff team is led by Mary Thompson, Operations Director.
In its initial years of operation Beltrami County HRA focused its attention on the rehabilitation of substandard housing units throughout Beltrami County, accessing a number of state and federal grants to support that work. Starting in 1994 they developed affordable single family houses for sale to moderate income home buyers in partnership with Northwest Technical College, Bemidji High School and Bemidji Area Habitat for Humanity. Beltrami County HRA also administers down payment assistance programs. They continue to be interested in those projects that assist low and moderate income households obtain housing and working with communities in Beltrami County address their critical housing and redevelopment needs.
To learn more about the activities of Beltrami County HRA, please contact Mary Thompson at (218) 333-6537.