Development request for proposals

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 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 through the county’s Community Works department and Housing and Redevelopment Authority are listed below with more information.

2021 development request for proposals

Hennepin County released the 2020 coordinated development request for proposals on January 7. 

All applications are due by Thursday, February 4, at 3 p.m.

Up to $9.5 million combined is available through three different programs, including:

  • Affordable Housing Incentive Fund – $5.5 million
  • HOME Investment Partnerships – $1.8 million
  • Transit Oriented Development program – $2.2 million

Eligible applicants include nonprofit and for-profit real estate developers and government agencies.

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 help page.

Hennepin County has a separate open RFP for supportive housing projects that serve people transitioning from mental health treatment and families involved with child protection services. Learn more about the Supportive Housing Strategy and RFP here.

Information session

Staff held an open information session on this RFP and related programs on Wednesday, January 13

View a recording of the meeting here.

Sign up for Technical Assistance

Hennepin County staff are available to meet to discuss projects and proposals individually.

Submit a request for a technical assistance session

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Affordable housing incentive fund

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

Spencer Agnew at spencer.agnew@hennepin.us or call 612-348-2205

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).

Contact

Tonja West-Hafner at tonja.west-hafner@hennepin.us or call 612-348-2599

Learn more about federal housing programs at Hennepin County.

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