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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Improve Your Home With Help from the City of Blaine

Improve Your Home NF

Tackle a Big Project with a Major Remodeling Grant

The Major Remodeling Grant can help you make big changes. Grants are issued as reimbursements of 5 to 15 percent of the project cost, up to $7,500. Applicants must have a signed grant agreement with the City prior to starting the project. Eligible homes are at least 30 years old, have a value under $400,000, and are owner occupied.

Eligible projects must include a major remodeling project, such as an addition, major kitchen remodel, finishing a basement, or adding a sunroom, and must have a total project cost of at least $35,000. To receive the maximum reimbursement, projects must also include exterior upgrades such as permanent landscaping, adding a covered front porch, or adding brick accents.

To learn more and apply visit Contact Elizabeth Showalter with questions at 763-717-2751 or [email protected].

Make Your Home More Accessible with a Home Improvement Loan

 The City of Blaine offers home improvement loan programs for Blaine households that include a disabled resident to improve the accessibility of the home. Projects may include: 

  • Building a ramp 
  • Widening doorways to accommodate mobility devices 
  • Installing nonslip flooring 
  •  Adding grab bars 
  • Other elements identified by a physician as needed to help you stay in the home

Loans of up to $10,000 are available with no interest, and no payments until the property is sold. Contact the Center for Energy and the Environment at 612-335-5884 or visit

More Lending Options

Is it time for new windows? Want to lower your energy bills with attic insulation? Or could the kitchen use a refresh? Whatever upgrades you have in mind, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) and the City of Blaine are here to help. Blaine’s partnership with CEE means you can access financing options designed specifically for Blaine residents.

When you take out a loan with CEE, you are getting: 

  • Low monthly payments 
  • Flexible terms
  •  Support from our team of loan officers 

CEE and the City of Blaine want to help make your home improvement dreams a reality. Check out what financing options are available at and view state-wide loans available to all Minnesotans at You can also contact CEE’s lending team with any questions at 612-335-5884.

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