Development requests for proposals

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for professional services contracts are now being posted in the Hennepin County Supplier Portal.  In order to submit a proposal, you must first register.  For more information on how to register, please go to the Supplier Portal Information Page.  Proposers are strongly encouraged to make their submissions well in advance of the proposal due date as the process may take some time to complete. 

 The following is a list of request for proposals (RFPs) solicited on an annual basis by Hennepin County's Community Works Department, and the Housing Redevelopment Authority, through a coordinated housing and support services request for proposal to maximize county resources.

Eligible applicants include governmental entities, private and nonprofit agencies and housing developers. Applicant eligibility varies by type of program.


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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, nonprofit agencies, housing developers or lenders. Financing supports acquisition, rehabilitation or new construction activities.

The AHIF and HOME applications are combined. Additional program guidelines are outlined in the AHIF and HOME request for proposals.

The 2017 AHIF Program RFP and application materials are available below as a reference:


Carol Stinar at or call 612-348-2670

Community development block grant

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

CDBG funding can be used for multiple activities including:

  • 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


For general requirements and the Consolidated Pool public service application, contact or call 612-348-2205.

For other activity-specific funding, contact city staff in which the proposed activity is located.

HOME Investment Partnerships program

The HOME Investment Partnerships program is allocated annually through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process. Eligible activities under HOME include new construction of affordable housing units, rehabilitation of owner and rental properties, and acquisition.

The 2017 HOME program RFP and application materials are available below as a reference; the HOME and AHIF applications are combined:


Email Tonja West-Hafner at or call 612-348-2599

Transit oriented development

The transit oriented development (TOD) program offers grants and loans for redevelopment area projects that increase ridership along Hennepin County transit corridors and routes.

Fall 2017 TOD Request for Proposals

 The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available on our new Hennepin County Supplier Portal.  Up to $1.7 million will be available this round, with applications due on September 14, 2017.

The spring 2017 TOD program RFP and application materials are available below as a reference:

Email Elise Durbin at or call 612-348-4191.


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