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 2021 Blight Removal Program are due on Friday, April 9, 2021 and can be submitted via email to grants@renvillecountymn.com or mailed to the Renville County HRA/EDA – 105 South 5th Street, Suite 311, Olivia, MN 56277.

An online Blight Application Grant Training will be held on Friday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m. 
Meeting login information:  
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/365468037
You can also dial in using your phone. 1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 365-468-037

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

Are you a contractor interested in getting your Type III Demolition Certification?  Click here to learn more.