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Community Development

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St. Louis County strives to improve lives of county residents through housing opportunities and community development. 

The County partners with local units of government, local agencies, organizations, and businesses to develop and implement strategies that will assist in strengthening communities through these resources:


Consolidated Plan Public Input Requested

The St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department is looking for community input on local priorities from county residents who live outside of Duluth. This plan excludes the city of Duluth, which completes its own plan. The information collected will be used in the county’s Community Development Consolidated Plan. This five-year plan guides applications to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funds that address housing and community development needs. Public input regarding needs and priorities will guide the Citizen Advisory Committee as they review project applications and make recommendations on the award of community development funds. Although the county is interested in all community development needs, HUD funding is restricted on what types of projects may be funded.