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"Live near your work"

 

These four short videos are part of a pilot project called "Voices of the University District" and feature comments from residents and business owners in each of the District's neighborhoods.  Click here to learn more about living near your work. 



Southeast Como: Low-Interest Loans


SECIA has made Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds available to property owners of the Southeast Como neighborhood to make improvements to their properties. The SECIA Home Improvement Program offers low-interest loans to owner-occupied and residential properties.

Loan Terms
  • Minimum loan amount: $1,000
  • Maximum loan amount: $15,000
  • Interest rate: 4.75% fixed
  • No maximum income limit. However, applicants with a household gross income of $96,500 or less will have first priority for loan funds.
  • Maximum repayment term 15 years.
  • Additional terms, conditions and closing costs may apply and are subject to change without notice. Financing is secured by a mortgage on the property. 
Eligible Properties
  • Owner-occupied, 1-3 unit residential structures located in the Southeast Como neighborhood.
Eligible Improvements
  • Most improvements are eligible, interior or exterior maintenance or remodeling.
For more information, contact:
Brenda Yaritz - Senior Loan Officer
612-335-5891 or 1-855-296-5626 (LOAN)
or visit:



SECIA has made Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) deferred funds available for closing cost/down payment assistance for people purchasing a 1-4 unit property in the SE Como neighborhood. The property must become owner-occupied.

Loan Terms

  • Maximum loan amount: $5,000
  • Interest rate: 0% fixed
  • No income limit!
  • The loan will be 100% forgiven if the owner remains in the property for 7 years from the date of the loan closing.
Eligible Properties

  • 1-4 unit residential structures located in the Southeast Como neighborhood. Residence must become owner- occupied. *Contact a CEE Loan Officer for more details on this program.

For more information, contact:

Rachael Rupp - Loan Officer
612-335-5830
or visit: