Affordable senior housing project in Highland awarded tax credits

Plans for a 36-unit apartment building for low-income seniors took a big step forward on January 26 with the approval of $831,754 in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. The Saint Paul City Council, acting as the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)…

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County puts an end to COVID-era hotel stay for homeless seniors

Nearly 100 homeless seniors staying at the Best Western Capitol Ridge Hotel near downtown Saint Paul were notified on October 29 that they will need to move soon. Ramsey County is terminating its contract with the hotel as of November…

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New policy would designate zones for homeless shelters across city

Day shelters that provide a place for people who are homeless to relax, shower, eat and access other services could be allowed in parts of Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland and other Saint Paul neighborhoods if a zoning policy change is approved…

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Officials respond to growing number of homeless camps in Saint Paul

Large encampment to be cleared near Kellogg Boulevard and I-35E By Jane McClure Homeless encampments are popping up around Saint Paul in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and city and Ramsey County officials are taking a more nuanced approach…

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St. Paul hotel fire ruled to be arson

Investigation continues into early morning blaze at Seven Corners Gateway siteThe fire that destroyed a five-story hotel under construction on the Seven Corners Gateway site across the street from Xcel Energy Center was intentionally set, according to the federal Bureau…

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Senior apartments eyed near Highland Chateau

Four-story building to be built into bluff near West 7th-Saint Paul AvenueBy Jane McClureA 36-unit, four-story apartment building for low-income seniors is being proposed near West Seventh Street and Saint Paul Avenue. The Highland District Council’s Community Development Committee agreed…

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