What is ECHO?

The East Central Housing Organization (ECHO) is a group of professionals that represent the East Central Minnesota region in various capacities related to housing and includes representatives from Central MN Housing Partnership, Chisago County HRA, Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Mora HRA, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, East Central Regional Development Commission, 7 County Senior Federation and A Place for You.

What does ECHO do?

ECHO meets monthly with city, county and housing development staff to work on regional and local housing issues. Interested persons should contact Lakes & Pines to get on the meeting notification list.

In 2015, a regional housing study was conducted in five of the counties within east central Minnesota. Within that study, it was noted that there wasn’t a central organization that handled all the housing matters in any community or throughout the region.This website was created with the intent to provide a wide-range of housing-related resources in one location. If at any time you come across a broken link or outdated information, please contact Lakes & Pines at 800.832.6082 or email to lap@lakesandpines.org.

This project was funded in part by the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation, and Minnesota Housing Partnership.