Housing assistance

You can receive funding and other assistance for housing-related needs.

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Home buying

Homebuyer assistance programs funded directly by Hennepin County are currently not available.

For Homebuyer assistance (including down payment and closing costs), contact your lender, the Minnesota Homeownership Center, or Minnesota Housing.

For eligibility questions about county-funded programs, contact these listed agencies:

Homebuyer education is a valuable tool to help you assess whether homeownership is the best choice for you and your family. Find out more information through the Minnesota Homeownership Center.

Housing rehabilitation

Depending on your income, you may qualify for financial assistance to maintain or improve your home. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and you can join a waiting list if funds are not available in your city.

City Status
Brooklyn Center Waiting list
Brooklyn Park Waiting list
Consolidated Pool Cities* Available
Crystal Available
Edina Available
Hopkins Waiting list
Maple Grove Available
New Hope Available
Richfield Available
St. Louis Park Available

*Consolidated Pool Cities include: Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Deephaven, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hassan, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Osseo, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, St. Anthony, St. Bonifacius, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata

To learn more about the program

  1. Contact the county at 612-348-9260
  2. If you qualify for the program, complete a homeowner rehabilitation application. Fill out an application (PDF).

For residents of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka and Plymouth

Contact your city directly for information on housing rehabilitation loans.

Rental housing

Rental opportunities

For available rental housing visit HousingLink. It has rental housing vacancies, and waiting lists in the Twin Cities. Visit Housing Link

Section 8

Hennepin County is not the contact agency for Section 8 vouchers. Other organizations maintain Section 8 waiting lists. You can check the status of those waiting lists on the Housing Link website.

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