Eden Prairie will receive around $250,000 in a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips’ office said in a news release on Aug. 28.

The funding will come from a Community Development Block Grant program and fund housing development and economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families, the release says.

“As I talk with members of our community on the front lines of some of our biggest challenges – from domestic abuse advocates to opioid addition specialists and employers to educators – it is clear that having a safe place to live is the foundation on which we build a stronger, healthier and more prosperous community,” Phillips said in the release. “I’m pleased to welcome this funding into Eden Prairie and will do everything I can to ensure that all Minnesotans have a place to call home.”

Phillips’ office announced the news jointly with U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, a Democrat from Minnesota who is on the Senate Housing Committee. Phillips, a Democrat, represents Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Eden Prairie.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.


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