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Coordinated affordable housing development RFP

Hennepin County offers several grant opportunities and programs to support housing and development projects throughout the county. To maximize county resources and make the application process more efficient for those seeking funding, the county solicits an annual coordinated affordable housing development request for proposals (RFP) every year. The RFP is typically posted during the first week of January. Programs that may be included in the annual RFP are listed below with more information.

2022 Fall Coordinated Affordable Housing Development RFP

In 2022 only, thanks to the availability of Pandemic Recovery funds, Hennepin County will offer a Fall Coordinated Affordable Housing Development RFP. Funds available in the Fall round include: affordable housing development accelerator (Accelerator), affordable housing incentive fund (AHIF), and naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH). Information regarding AHIF can be found on the Affordable housing incentive fund page, and information regarding NOAH and Accelerator is below.

In 2022, in addition to our longstanding emphasis on deeply affordable and supportive housing, Hennepin County has established a priority for projects in areas impacted by civil unrest and for developers from racial and ethnic minority groups.

Simultaneous with the Fall Coordinated RFP, Hennepin County is making a second round of Supportive Housing Capital funds available this year.  

Fall Coordinated RFP timeline

  • RFP release: Thursday, September 1
  • Live online information session: Wednesday, September 7, 9:30am-11:00am
  • Closing date for all questions: Thursday, September 22, at 3pm
  • Proposal due date: Thursday, September 29, at 3pm

Prepare to apply

Applications will only be accepted through the Hennepin County Supplier Portal. To apply, you must first register with the Supplier Portal. For more information on how to register, visit the Supplier Portal help page.

Accelerator, round three

Accelerator capital funding will be available to accelerate the production of multifamily affordable housing. This will be the third and final round of affordable housing development accelerator funds offered in 2022. This request for proposals (RFP) will substantively replicate the rounds one and two affordable housing development accelerator RFPs.

Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH), round two

NOAH funds will be available to stabilize NOAH properties that are affordable at 60% of the area median income, and either:

  • Have no funding sources that require rent or income restrictions, or
  • Have no funding sources requiring rent or income restrictions before being acquired by a nonprofit to prevent imminent conversion to market rents, and now is subsidized with funding sources that require rent and income restrictions

Activities eligible for funding via this RFP include:

  • Moderate or substantial rehabilitation in NOAH properties
  • Non-profit acquisition of NOAH properties at risk of conversion to market rents
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The Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF) provides capital financing to create or preserve long-term affordable housing units throughout Hennepin County for very low-income households. Applicants may include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, housing developers or lenders. Financing may support acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction activities.

Learn more about the Affordable Housing Incentive Fund.

Contact

Connect with Julia Welle Ayres by email at julia.welleayres@hennepin.us.

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).

Contact

Connect with Tonja West-Hafner by email at tonja.west-hafner@hennepin.us or by phone at 612-348-2599.

Learn more about federal housing programs at Hennepin County.

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