Coronavirus update (06/01/20):
Starting in June, we will be holding virtual Home Stretch classes via Zoom until further notice. If you are in urgent need of a homebuyer education certificate (for instance, if you have a closing coming up) please click on the link for Framework below.
Whether you’re looking to buy a home, struggling to keep the one you’ve got, or planning housing to strengthen your community, we can help. Please reach out via email or phone. All one-on-one appointments will be done via phone or video conference. Contact Mary Burlingame, Homeownership Advisor, MaryB@swmhp.org or 507.836.1604
Our doors may be closed but we are still open for business! Please contact staff via phone or email
Providing resources, new homes and new life to communities throughout southern Minnesota.
The Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership promotes and delivers a high quality comprehensive menu of housing services. Our goal is to support the preservation, stability, and economic development of our communities.
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Homes and rentals for low-income families
“We originally had started working with the Housing Development Program in the winter of 2014. However, that spring we experienced an unforgettable house fire. In the midst of emotional chaos and headaches coming from all directions, the program stepped in and took the initiative and dealt directly with our insurance company on what is covered by insurance and what the program would cover. The Housing Development Program and everyone working for it were so gracious and helpful through the entire process of the fire restoration and then home renovations. We are forever grateful for the program and what they have done for us! ”Vanessa
“The Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership has been a great partner in our Nicollet Meadows and Washington Terrace housing projects. Rick and his team have a tremendous understanding of what it takes to make these projects go.”Todd P.
“I came to the United States in 2007. We rented and gave away money. I like owning my home. I can do anything with my own house.”Doe