The Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority (CHEDA) was established by Resolution of the City Council on August 25, 1987 under Minnesota Statutes, Sections 469.090 to 469.108.


Karie Kirschbaum

Executive Director

Theresa Tahran

Housing Specialist

Jill Schulz

Housing Specialist

Bill Tate

Maintenance Technician (Oak Court)




Our Mission

The Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority (CHEDA) is Crookston's leader and catalyst for economic development, and all public housing creating a progressive community through collaboration with all stake holders.




CHEDA Values




Job Opportunity

Part-Time Maintenance Technician: The Part-Time Maintenance Technician Position serves both Oak Court Apartments and Valley Technical Park.  This position has the overall responsibility to maintain both facilities in a clean, safe, attractive condition, and to maintain mechanical systems in support of, and under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Technician. General maintenance will include cleaning, basic repairs of facilities and assigned equipment. This person must have patience and understanding of the elderly/disabled residents, must be well organized, flexible, and efficient. 

Competitive Wages: $22.50

Schedule: Part-time


  • Highschool diploma or GED Equivalent. 


  • Must have valid driver’s license

  • State of Minnesota special engineer boiler license (This can be obtained within one year of hiring)

  • High School Degree

  • 2-4 years’ experience preferred

Desirable Qualifications

  • 2nd Class license (Can be obtained after one year of special engineer license).



Closing Date: Open until filled


How to Apply?

Submit a cover letter and resume via email to:  

510 County Road 71, Crookston, MN 56716