Small Cities Development Program
The Small Cities Development Program is funded through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development , and activities funded through this program must meet the federal objectives of: benefiting low to moderate income persons, eliminating slum & blight conditions or solving an urgent need (such as health or environmental hazards). Indian tribal governments and larger cities, which can received direct funding from HUD, are ineligible for this program.

How can Lakes and Pines help?
Lakes & Pines can contract with interested communities to assist them with their application as well as administration of their program. Lakes & Pines has worked in the past with these communities on Small Cities Development Program projects: Hinckley, McGregor, Cloquet, Center City, Aitkin, Tamarack, Stacy, Wright, Rutledge, McGregor Township, Harris, Garrison Township, Pine County, Princeton/Milaca.

Applicants please read the documents below
Fair Housing (HUD)
Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (EPA)
Renovate Right: Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools (EPA)

Once a project is funded, local, licensed and insured contractors are selected to bid and perform the work, whether on a public facility, a home, rental property or commercial building. Rehabilitation activities (excluding public facilities) often include: repair/replacement of siding, windows, doors, heating systems, plumbing, electrical and roofing. The primary objective of this program is to preserve viable urban communities by providing decent affordable housing and suitable living environments by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

Activities often funded through SCDP
  • • Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
  • • Residential rental housing rehabilitation
  • • Commercial building rehabilitation
  • • Public facilities - either new construction or replacment/repair/rehabilitation of existing system