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Posted on: January 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing, Minnesota Housing to help first-time homebuyers

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January 27, 2020

Minnesota Housing: 
Jill Mazullo, 651.297.3566

Randal E. Hemmerlin, MBA,
428 West Fifth Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

Red Wing working with Minnesota Housing to provide affordable first-time homebuyer loans

More than $52 million in resources available in 2020

Red Wing, Minn. – Minnesota Housing announced over $52 million is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time homebuyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including $230,025 for Red Wing.  

Homebuyers can take advantage of these resources through the Minnesota Housing Start Up loan program, which offers fixed interest rates and downpayment and closing cost loans up to $15,000 for eligible first-time homebuyers. Buyers can purchase homes in Red Wing that cost up to $283,300. Income limits vary by location and household size, going up to $101,800.

“This is an important program that the HRA applies for annually with Minnesota Housing. In 2019, this program was used by 24 households with over $3.6 million in loans funds utilized for Start Up loans,” said Randal Hemmerlin, Executive Director of the HRA.

Minnesota Housing is a state agency that provides access to safe and affordable housing and builds stronger communities across the state. Minnesota Housing offers purchase, refinance, and home improvement loans, as well as financing for affordable rental housing throughout the state.

“Community partnerships between Minnesota Housing and Red Wing and local lenders help over 2,000 households a year purchase their first homes,” said Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Leimaile Ho. “These affordable loans make homeownership more accessible for more Minnesotans.”

First-time buyers can get started by contacting participating lenders in the Red Wing area. Visit for a full list of approved lenders, current interest rates, and program eligibility.

Minnesota Housing collaborates with individuals, communities, and partners to create, preserve, and finance housing that is affordable. Find out more at Follow us at and on Twitter @mnhousing.

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