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Bremer Bank CEO to co-lead Governor’s Task Force on Housing


Bremer Financial Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeanne Crain, has been appointed by Governor Dayton to co-lead the Governor’s Task Force on Housing with Acooa Ellis of Catholic Charities. This task force will study the housing system in Minnesota and develop recommendations to increase access to safe and affordable rental housing, create more pathways to homeownership and improve housing stability and opportunity.

“At Bremer, we believe homeownership is one of the cornerstones of strong communities,” said Crain. “Taking an active leadership role in the communities we serve is one of our company’s core beliefs. I’m honored to have the opportunity to partner with such a distinguished group of community leaders to tackle the critical affordable housing issues affecting individuals, families and economic vitality throughout Minnesota.”

As part of Bremer Bank’s ongoing commitment to affordable housing, in March, Bremer Bank partnered with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on their new Home Loan Impact Fund, agreeing to purchase up to 500 below-market Habitat mortgages over the next four years. This commitment will more than double the number of local families that can partner with Twin Cities Habitat on affordable homeownership.

About Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $13 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include small businesses, mid-sized corporations, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities, and individuals and families.