Strategic Plan2018-10-26T11:56:52+00:00


To provide redevelopment and affordable housing opportunities to strengthen our neighborhoods.


Become the preeminent development organization:

  • In partnership with BLAEDC and EDA
  • As an integral part of community success
  • Through collaborative efforts with other community agencies
  • Doing development in the city of Brainerd
  • By remaining a high performer on Federal programs
  • By assisting more people than ever before

Goals & Action Steps

1.  Continue the redevelopment of commercial, rental and owner-occupied properties in the City of Brainerd.

  • Secure funding for rehab funds for NE Brainerd or other identified area.
  • Continue the implementation of the Brainerd Riverfront Committee.
  • Explore funding to acquire one to two more properties under the SSRP.
  • Create a rental rehab program.
  • Continue working with Brainerd Industrial Center and the NP Center.

2.  Continue providing high quality, safe and affordable housing for existing and potential residents and participants.

  • Assist the City with revising the Rental Housing Maintenance Code
  • Review, create and revise HRA policies where needed.
  • Continue to monitor and fully fund the Housing Choice Voucher program to maintain our utilization at 100%.
  • Conduct a physical needs assessment (PNA) on our public housing.
  • Maintain a high performer status in PHAS

3.  Communicate effectively with our partners and the public to enhance collaboration.

  • Partner/discuss with ISD 181 on addressing and supporting their needs.
  • Continue to identify and communicate with our partners on HRA projects.
  • Coordinate an informational tour with legislators with CWC HRA and Crosby HRA.
  • Annually review and monitor management agreements with CWC HRA, Crosby HRA, and the City of Brainerd.

4.  Revitalize Downtown Brainerd

  • Schedule a tour other downtowns.
  • Identify partners to create/initiate a downtown cleanup program (events, community policy, support businesses) for a safe and attractive downtown.
  • Continue to support Brainerd Restoration efforts.
  • Assist and financially support existing and new downtown businesses through rehab, acquisition and other programs.
  • Support the potential mini-park next to Blue Ox.

5.  Maintain and grow the overall health of the organization.

  • Update job descriptions and conduct a wage study.
  • Analyze the HRA’s current debt.
  • Monitor federal funds – other HRAs.
  • Conduct a policy review (commissioner led with staff).
  • Update the personnel policy.
  • Plan for succession and cross training.