Housing & Redevelopment Authority


Fourth Tuesday of each month
4 p.m.

City Hall
Council Chambers
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

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Name Title Term expiration Phone number
Dayna Norvold Chair December 31, 2024 507-323-5167
Jayne Hager Dee Secretary December 31, 2023 507-663-1568
Kevin Fink Member December 31, 2021 507-804-7937
Brent Nystrom Member December 31, 2022 507-581-6715
Erica Zweifel Council Representative December 31, 2020 507-663-7131
Mila Matney
Youth Representative (non-voting) 2019-2020 school year Not available
Signe Hauck Youth Representative (non-voting) 2019-2020 school year Not available

Staff liaisons

Name Title Phone number
Janine Atchison Housing Coordinator 507-645-3047
Barb Neitzel Administrative Assistant 507-645-3020


Special meetings are occasionally called. The City of Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority's (HRA) mission is to provide a sufficient supply of adequate, safe, and sanitary dwellings in Northfield. The primary goals of the HRA are to:

  • Protect the health, safety, morals, and welfare of the citizens of Northfield
  • Clear and redevelop blighted areas
  • Perform said duties according to the city’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Remedy the shortage of housing for low and moderate income residents
  • Redevelop blighted areas in situations in which private enterprise would not act without government participation or subsidies

The HRA also partners with other organizations, such as the Cannon River Community Land Trust, to implement affordable housing initiatives in Northfield.

The commission consists of five members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a five-year term. There is no term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Membership requirements

The mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in affordable housing and redevelopment issues, along with willingness to serve and background.


  1. Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057