Development requests for proposals

The following is a list of request for proposals (RFPs) solicited on an annual basis by Hennepin County's Community Works Department, and the Housing Redevelopment Authority, through a coordinated housing and support services request for proposal to maximize county resources.

Eligible applicants include governmental entities, private and nonprofit agencies and housing developers. Applicant eligibility varies by type of program.

 

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Affordable housing incentive fund

The Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF) provides capital financing to create or preserve long-term affordable housing units throughout Hennepin County for very low-income households.  Applicants may include government, nonprofit agencies, housing developers or lenders.  Financing supports acquisition, rehabilitation or new construction activities.

The 2016 documents are listed below as reference.

The AHIF and HOME applications were combined.  Additional program guidelines are outlined in the AHIF and HOME request for proposals.

Contact

Carol Stinar at carol.stinar@hennepin.us or call 612-348-2670

Community development block grant

Applications for suburban Hennepin County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program are submitted by cities to the County, with the exception of public service agencies seeking funding to serve the Consolidated Pool (PDF).

CDBG funding can be used for multiple activities including:

  • Preserving and creating multifamily rental housing
  • Preserving and creating single-family homeownership
  • Supporting agencies that provide public education and outreach services for job training, homelessness prevention, fair housing, financial literacy, emergency assistance, domestic abuse shelter and counseling, senior centers, senior services, at-risk youth counseling, youth activities and transportation services
  • Improved community facilities and infrastructure
  • Neighborhood revitalization

Contact

For general requirements and the Consolidated Pool public service application, contact spencer.agnew@hennepin.us or call 612-348-2205.

For other activity-specific funding, contact city staff in which the proposed activity is located.

HOME Investment Partnerships program

The HOME Investment Partnerships program is allocated annually through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process. Eligible activities under HOME include new construction of affordable housing units, rehabilitation of owner and rental properties, and acquisition.

The 2016 HOME program RFP and application materials are listed below as reference; the HOME and AHIF applications were combined.

Contact

Email Tonja West-Hafner at tonja.west-hafner@hennepin.us or call 612-348-2599

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