Housing & Redevelopment

Northfield's homes and neighborhoods are a well-maintained blend of the historic and contemporary, with new developments still maintaining a connection to the city's architectural heritage. Diverse and affordable options are also available to fulfill homeowner or renter preferences.


The mission of the Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is to be a partner in providing a sufficient supply of affordable, adequate, safe, and sanitary dwellings in Northfield. Our goal is to create a community with housing opportunities available along the entire housing spectrum: from renters to homeownership, first-time homeowners to senior living, workforce housing, and empty-nesters. We strive to create affordable housing opportunities and strengthen our neighborhoods using these components:

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Community Input

Housing programs and funding

The HRA has several programs to assist the community with many of their housing needs. By using federal, state, and local resources, we are able to provide the community with an array of opportunities.

Northfield receives funding from several sources to assist the residents of Northfield. We receive Community Development Block Grant dollars each year to assist with first-time homebuyers, manufactured home park programs and neighborhood revitalization efforts.

The City Council has passed a levy each year since 1992 to help fund these programs and others as created by the HRA, such as the Street Assessment Assistance Program. We also use the levy dollars to help leverage for funds from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to help finance larger projects, like the Jefferson Townhome remodel, the construction of the Spring Creek Townhomes, and the Veterans Park neighborhood rehab project.

Financial assistance

  1. New Home

    First-time Homebuyer Program

    The Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority offers a down payment and/or closing cost assistance program for qualified first-time homebuyers.

    First-time Homebuyer Program

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    Residential rehab financial assistance

    The Home Matters Program will provide up to $10,000 in assistance to income qualified homeowners for certain home repairs.

    Residential rehab program

  1. Rent help - I am so happy to be caught up in my rent

    Rent help

    If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance.