Federal housing programs for residents

Federal funding to aid community revitalization, public services and affordable housing options is provided through three programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. These funds create and preserve affordable housing stock and community public service needs to low income households.

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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 loans

Financial assistance to maintain decent, safe and healthy housing conditions for low-income homeowners is available through participating suburban Hennepin County cities. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and waiting lists are maintained.

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

Homeowner Rehab Application (PDF)

To learn more about the program and whether or not you may qualify for assistance, please contact Hennepin County at 612-348-9260.

Public services

Public services programs for low income households include housing counseling, child care, emergency services, domestic abuse shelter and counseling, senior centers, senior chore services, youth diversion and youth activities. Contracted services are facilitated through outside agencies and partially funded by Hennepin County. Check with your preferred suburban Hennepin County city for public services offered.

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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