$1,000,000 Affordable Housing Grant to Benefit Duluth Families and Individuals


DULUTH, MN – A collaborative effort between One Roof Community Housing and North Shore Bank will create affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and individuals in Duluth. North Shore Bank and One Roof Community Housing helped facilitate a $1,000,000 Competitive Affordable Housing Program grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.

This grant will assist One Roof Community Housing in supporting a 52-unit Brewery Creek apartment building complex with 26 units specified for homeless youth, and ten units prioritized for members of the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe.

“We are thrilled to have received this award and look forward to transforming the northeast corner of 6th Avenue East and 4th Street in Duluth by building 52 affordable apartments for people who need an affordable home,” said Jeff Corey, Executive Director for One Roof Community Housing.

The Competitive Affordable Housing Program encourages partnerships between Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines member financial institutions and local housing organizations throughout the Bank’s district, consisting of 13 states and three U.S. Pacific territories.

“As a locally-owned and managed community bank, we have a strong commitment to the community we serve,” said Brian Murphy, Chief Lending Officer for North Shore Bank. “We were honored to provide sponsorship for One Roof Community Housing during their pursuit of this grant.”

“Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is proud of the work North Shore Bank and One Roof Community Housing are doing to build strong communities,” said Dan Clute, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. “We are committed to providing funding and affordable housing solutions to help meet their local needs.”

North Shore Bank is a locally owned and managed, independent, community bank with locations in Duluth, Hermantown, Cloquet and Superior. North Shore Bank offers a full array of traditional personal and business banking products and mortgage services, along with a full selection of trust and investment services, including private banking and retirement solutions. Learn more at

One Roof Community Housing is a non-profit organization committed to providing housing services and building and sustaining affordable homes and healthy neighborhoods. Its mission and programs make it as easy as possible for people in Duluth and the surrounding communities to purchase, renovate, maintain and keep a home as long as they like. Learn more at