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Blight Removal

The goal of the Renville County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Economic Development Authority (HRA/EDA) Blight Removal Program is to partner with public and private property owners to remove blighted structures and encourage reinvestment in the property.  The objective of the program is for the HRA/EDA to provide financial help to remove and remediate blighted property in Renville County. 

Grants of up to $5,000 (residential) or $10,000 (commercial) are available to assist with the proper cleanup of blighted structures that pose a risk to health and safety.  Grants require a 1:1 cash match and are reimbursed upon submission of paid receipts for costs incured.

Applications for the 2020 Blight Removal Program (round two) are due August 12, 2020 and can be submitted via email to EDA@renvillecountymn.com or mailed to the Renville County HRA/EDA – 105 South 5th Street, Suite 311, Olivia, MN 56277.

Click on the links below to download the Blight Removal Program documents:
Guidelines
Application (fillable version)
Application (printable version)
Budget Template
Timeline Template
Type III Demolition Contractor List (Local Renville/Redwood County area)

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