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HRA adds staff, expects apartment groundbreaking this fall

Barbara Perttu recently joined the Cloquet/Carlton Housing and Redevelopment Authority as its public housing specialist.

Executive Director Debra Shaff said Perttu is a new addition to the team, and will be responsible for waitlist management, lease-ups, annual and interim recertifications and routine tenant issues. She will work with public housing tenants at Aspen Arms and Woodland Pines.

In other HRA news, Shaff said she expects a loan closing in August on the new White Pine Apartments building next to Aspen Arms, with groundbreaking likely in September. The new 35-unit building will have some units with supportive contracts for people with an illness or mental health issues.

The Cloquet and Carlton Housing & Redevelopment Authority provides affordable housing opportunities to eligible individuals in Cloquet and Carlton.