Minneapolis gets $750,000 for North Side tornado repairs

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 28, 2011 - 9:26 PM

The state Housing Board has given the money to be dispensed in interest-free loans of up to $30,000 repayable when the house sells.

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starboy123Oct. 28, 11 8:56 PM

Enough to fix 25 homes...out of the 2000 that were damaged.

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camb24Oct. 28, 11 9:04 PM

Many of these homes will not be helped by 30,000. Prior to the storm most were not very livable. Maybe it is time to tear some of them down and rebuild new. I wouldnt want my family members living there...pretty gross.

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fatlibOct. 28, 11 9:14 PM

didn't these people have home owner's insurance?

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fatlibOct. 28, 11 9:20 PM

starboy123Oct. 28, 11 8:56 PM Enough to fix 25 homes...out of the 2000 that were damaged.....................what, are we taxpayers supposed to pay for everyone's home whenever there is damage to it? Why not get some homeowner's insurance? That would be the responsible thing to do. Or do you not believe in being responsible?

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hartner27Oct. 28, 11 9:32 PM

I'm a general contractor and the two houses that I'm working on combine for $150K. That money is not going to go far.

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furguson11Oct. 28, 1110:00 PM

I could use some new siding on one side of my house. There was some hail damage and the insurance company will only pay for the repair amount after depreciation. I bet I don't qualify and will have to chip into the pot for people who don't carry insurance.

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camb24Oct. 28, 1110:08 PM

Tear the shacks down!

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tonyrozyckiOct. 28, 1110:23 PM

You're welcome Obama.

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roundy1945Oct. 29, 11 2:36 AM

No need to build stadiums to provide jobs, Mother Nature will provide... just like she did after the tidal wave in Japan, the tornadoes in the south and the floods in the East.

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zyxwvuOct. 29, 11 6:04 AM

interesting some of the comments blame the victims and not having any or enough insurance. We keep spending money on folks that choose to live in flood plains etc and we spend money and effort (disaster aid and volunteers)every year and act like it's new news and oh these poor people. These folks were denied disaster aid and have relied on the good will of local groups. To say they fast-tracked it and to say that it is enough is a joke. Sure no lack of attention, alarm or willingness to rob the tax payers for ziggy's stadium.....think about what you are saying is important here.....

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