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Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Law provides: The agency facilitates the construction, acquisition, improvement, and rehabilitation of housing for low- and moderate-income people by providing affordable financing and related assistance. Its board consists of the state auditor, and six public members appointed by the governor. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 462A)

Commissioner: Tim Marx 
Appointed: 2003
Salary: $108,400

400 Sibley St., Suite 300, St. Paul 55101
(651)296-7608, (800)657-3769, TTY: (651)297-2361
Web site:

Deputy Commissioner: Patricia Hippe

Function: The agency helps people to buy their first homes or improve existing homes. It helps build and remodel affordable apartments, single-family homes, shelters, and transitional and supportive housing. The agency works cooperatively with others to revitalize older neighborhoods and communities, build new housing around the state, and preserve the stock of federally-assisted rental housing.

Last updated: 1/21/2014 3:26:20 PM