Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Regular meetings
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Thursday of January, April, June and October
  • Rice County Government Services Building
    Commissioners Room
    320 Third Street NW
    Faribault, MN 55021

  • Provide a sufficient supply of adequate, safe and sanitary dwellings in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of Rice County's residents
  • To clear and redevelop blighted areas
  • To perform those duties according to approved comprehensive plans
  • To remedy the shortage of housing for low- and moderate-income residents
  • To redevelop blighted areas, in situations in which private enterprise would not act without government participation or subsidies.

HRA Board members

  • Jeff Docken, county commissioner
  • Galen Malecha, county commissioner
  • Dave Miller, county commissioner
  • Jim Purfeerstcounty commissioner
  • Steve Underdahl, county commissioner
  • Resident commissioner (vacant)


The HRA is governed by a five-member board, providing area-wide representation of the county. In addition, the board includes a resident commissioner as a sixth member of the commission who may participate in decisions related to the administration, operation and management of the federal public housing programs and Section 8 tenant-based rental assistance.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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