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Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority offers a wide range of assistance to homeowners, perspective homebuyers, individuals with disabilities, and business owners. Here are just some of the programs that Hennepin County offers:

Minnesota Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program – Assists low-income homeowners in financing basic home improvements that directly affect safety, habitability, energy efficiency or accessibility of their homes.

Minnesota Housing Emergency and Accessibility Loan Program – Assists low-income homeowners in addressing emergency conditions in the home or essential accessibility needs for a disabled resident.

Home Accessibility Ramp Program – Provides financial and technical assistance for the construction of accessibility ramps and/or low-riser stairs for low- and moderate-income disabled homeowners.

Affordable Housing Incentive Fund Program (AHIF) – Provides capital funding to assist in the development of long-term affordable housing units. Projects are selected through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process and require a supporting city council resolution before receiving assistance.

Minnesota Housing Lead and Healthy Homes Loan Program – Deferred loans to assist low- and moderate-income home owners for lead-based paint and healthy homes hazards.

Minnesota Housing Tax Forfeit to Affordable Home Ownership - Gap financing to purchase and rehabilitate a tax forfeited property that is sold to a land trust to sell to a low income homebuyer.

Lead-Safe Rehabilitation Assistance Program - Provides financial assistance to property owners for lead-based paint hazard remediation in housing units serving low- and moderate-income households.

Transit Oriented Development Program (TOD) – Provides capital funding to assist development-supportive infrastructure projects proximate to priority transit corridors and hubs. Projects are selected through a competitive Request for Proposals RFP) process and must be a recognized redevelopment area and require a supporting City Council resolution before receiving assistance.

Business District Initiative - As funding permits, provides matching funds to suburban cities for a variety of strategies (i.e. facade improvement, way-finding, streetscape, marketing/branding) that support main street small business districts.

Common Bond Fund Loan Program – Provides long-term, low-interest, fixed asset revenue bond financing for suburban Hennepin County manufacturing and production businesses.

Open to Business – Provides matching funds to cities to offer small business technical assistance to the entrepreneur community through the nonprofit Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).

Economic Gardening – Provides technical assistance to companies that have grown beyond the startup phase and need access to information and decision-making tools typically only available to larger companies.

McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Grants Program - Provides tenant-based rental assistance to low-income households through a third-party provider (Hearth Connection).

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling - Provides foreclosure prevention counseling and outreach services through a third party provider (Minnesota Home Ownership Center).

For information on the above programs or any other Hennepin County assistance program, please contact the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority:

Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
701 4th Ave South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1843
Phone: 612-348-9260
Email Hennepin County HRA

 


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