Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services

Serving the Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood since 1980

About Us

Located at 823 East 7th Street on the corner of Arcade Street and East 7th. Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services is centrally located within the areas we serve.



The purpose of DBNHS is to renew pride, restore confidence, promote reinvestment and revitalize the NHS neighborhood(s) through the efforts of local residents acting in concert with financial institutions, the insurance industry, corporate enterprise and the business community, community organizations, foundations and government.


DBNHS was incorporated in 1980 and has provided services in St. Paul's Eastside since 1981. Primary services of the organization include owner-occupied rehab lending and construction management, purchase-rehab-resale and new construction.

Accomplishments in 2017

• Financed the rehabilitation or repair of 15 owner occupied units (1-4 units)

• Owned or managed 21 rental units

• Rehabilitated and sold 14 single family homes

• Total direct investment in the community is $1,025,249


The staff at Dayton’s Bluff NHS consists of four full-time employees.  All employees have extensive experience in the housing development, non-profit, finance, and construction industries.

Jim Erchul
Executive Director
You Thao
Finance and Business Manager
Jay Sigvertsen
Construction Specialist
Samantha Larson
Housing Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

The Dayton’s Bluff NHS Board of Directors is composed of 10 individuals who are elected to serve 3-year terms. Our by-laws require a majority of the board members reside in the Dayton’s Bluff NHS servicing area, with the remaining directors to represent government, business, and financial institutions.

Board President
Diane May, resident
Vice President
Martin Shimko, Associated Bank
Executive Director
Jim Erchul, DBNHS
John Fahey, resident
Bill Sarvela, Ameriprise Bank
Ben Greilanger Resident 
Rose Lewis
Eric Salinas
Danielle Devine Winner Resident 

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Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services | 823 7th Street E | St. Paul, MN 55106 | 651.774.6995 direct | 651.774.0445 fax

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