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.

Home repairs

Home Rehab program 

Hennepin County offers deferred loans* up to $30,000 at low or no interest to qualified recipients for home repairs and maintenance through the Home Rehab program.

  • No monthly payments
  • Loans may be forgiven if you remain in the home at least five years
  • Loans must be repaid if homeowner transfers title, sells the home or no longer lives in it

Eligible repairs include: plumbing, electrical, painting, windows, doors, siding, roof replacement, accessibility improvements, flooring and other repairs that address health, safety and maintenance concerns.

Non-eligible repairs include items like: landscaping, additions, hot tubs, pools, appliances, driveways and demolition.

*Alternative financing options available

Funding availability

Funding availability varies by city, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If funds are not currently available in your city, you can join a waiting list.

Residents of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka and Plymouth should contact your city directly for information about housing rehabilitation loans.

Income requirements

This funding is intended for low- and moderate-income households. In order to qualify for assistance, your household income must be below these limits:

Household size Income limit
1 person $47,600
2 person $54,400
3 person $61,200
4 person $68,000
5 person $73,450

To get started

Fill out the online Home Rehab program intake form

Or, fill out and submit a hard copy homeowner questionnaire (PDF)

Contact

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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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