Housing & Redevelopment Authority

The Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (ACHRA) was created in December 1994. Economic development powers were added in June 2007.  The ACHRA is responsible for the administration of federal, state and Anoka County programs.

Housing & Redevelopment Services
ACHRA currently provides housing and redevelopment services to the following communities:
  •     Bethel
  •     Centerville
  •     Columbia Heights
  •     Columbus
  •     East Bethel
  •     Ham Lake
  •     Hilltop
  •     Lexington
  •     Linwood Township
  •     Nowthen
  •     Oak Grove
  •     Ramsey
  •     Spring Lake Park
  •     St. Francis.
Economic Development Services
ACHRA provides economic development services to the following communities:
  •     Centerville
  •     Columbia Heights
  •     Columbus
  •     Hilltop
  •     Lexington
  •     Linwood Township
  •     Nowthen
  •     Ramsey
  •     Spring Lake Park
  •     St. Francis.
Participation in economic development efforts promotes:
  • a regional approach to projects
  • improved access to technical assistance and capital
  • better access to funding programs for business
  • reinvestment in commercial neighborhoods through rehabilitation, acquisition, and demolition