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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 Grants (CDBG) allow local governments to address a variety of local community development needs. Hennepin County allocates CDBG program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to suburban Hennepin County cities and service providers either directly or through a consolidated pool.

There are two competitive requests for proposals (RFPs) issued by the county for CDBG funding each year - one for public services, and one for activities in consolidated pool cities. Cities who receive CDBG funding directly from the county or HUD manage their own processes for disbursing funds.

Seeking proposals for public service activities for 2021

Hennepin County is seeking proposals for public services for low- and moderate-income residents through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Up to $450,000 is available to support public service activities in 2021.

All applications are due by February 20 at 3 p.m.

Access the RFP and apply

  • Visit the Supplier Portal
  • You can view the separate RFPs and materials by clicking the specific RFP you wish to view in the "Events" panel on the right half of the screen
  • To apply, follow the on-screen instructions

You will need to be registered in the Supplier Portal to submit an application. For detailed instructions on how to register and submit an application, visit the Supplier Portal information page.

Eligible applicants

  • Government agencies
  • Community-based organizations
  • Tribal organizations
  • Nonprofit entities

Funding priorities

Top Hennepin County priorities for CDBG funding in 2020 include emergency assistance, such as temporary or short-term housing assistance, and homelessness prevention.

Other priorities, include:

  • Domestic abuse counseling
  • Financial counseling
  • Job training
  • Senior services
  • Senior center programming
  • Tenant advocacy
  • Youth counseling or programming


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Tonja West-Hafner

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).

Applying for HOME funds

Program funding is part of an annual coordinated request for proposals (RFP). The anticipated timeline for the 2022 coordinated affordable housing development request for proposals is that the RFP will be posted January 6, with proposals due February 3. RFP respondents will be asked to complete applications using the Hennepin County Supplier Portal.

Learn more about the coordinated request for proposals.

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.


Tonja West-Hafner

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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