Federal housing programs

Hennepin County receives federal funding for a variety of housing related programs. The funding helps projects for community revitalization, affordable housing, and stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment.

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Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Who can apply for funding?

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

Activities eligible for funding include

  • 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

Application materials

CDBG public service activity checklist (DOCX)

Admin cost summary documentation (XLS)

Participant intake form (DOCX)

Client benefit summary form (XLS)


Email Tyler Moroles at tyler.moroles@hennepin.us or call 612-348-2670.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is a flexible federal grant program that allows Hennepin County to fund affordable housing activities for very low and low-income families or individuals, homeless families, and persons with special needs.

To review federal regulations for the HOME Program, visit U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For additional program guidelines search 24 CFR Part 92.

Current HOME funded projects are listed in the annual Consolidated Action Plan. Recently completed projects are listed in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER).

Spring 2019 request for proposals

Hennepin County has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.  Up to $1.8 million will be available this round, with applications due February 7, 2019.

To submit a proposal, please fill out an application through the Hennepin County Supplier Portal.

This RFP is part of a coordinated development requests for proposal that also includes the Transit Oriented Development program and the Affordable Housing Incentive Fund. Read more about the County's annual coordinated development RFP.

HOME rental ongoing compliance

Compliance of the HOME regulations is conducted through an annual monitoring process. The rental compliance guide (PDF) provides general information on HOME regulations, the Consortium requirements, and the required annual monitoring forms for projects assisted with HOME funding.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. The focus of this program is the purchase, rehabilitation and resale of foreclosed and abandoned properties.

Funding is issued in three rounds.


Hennepin County was awarded $1,469,133 of federal HUD Community Development Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) funds on a formula basis.

The county has contracted with the cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park for the NSP3 funding.

NSP2 - closed all funds expended


Hennepin County, as the lead agency of the Urban Hennepin County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, has received an allocation of $3,885,729 from HUD under NSP1. In addition, Hennepin County submitted a competitive application to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and was awarded $4,715,298.

NSP1 cities and/or their development partners have homes available for purchase. The homes have buyer assistance attached to them under a separate budget.

Additional information on the NSP funded properties is available at:

Request for Proposal – no funding available.

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