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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.

Affordable housing development accelerator, round two

Up to approximately $3 million in capital funding is available to accelerate the production of multifamily affordable housing. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. on Thursday May 12. 

This will be the second round of affordable housing development accelerator funds offered in 2022. This request for proposals (RFP) will substantively replicate the round one affordable housing development accelerator, which was part of the Coordinated Affordable Housing RFP released in January 2022.

A virtual info session was held Thursday, April 28.

Watch the session (YouTube).

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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.

2022 coordinated affordable housing development request for proposals

2022 request for proposals has closed

Hennepin County's annual coordinated affordable housing development request for proposals was a little different in 2022. We're honing our focus on affordable housing development and homeownership, adding new programs, and increasing funding for others. This year, we set aside funds for projects in areas impacted by civil unrest and for developers from racial and ethnic minority groups.

Approximately $17 million was available through four primary programs, including:

  • Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF): $5 million for affordable rental housing development or preservation
  • HOME Investment Partnerships: $2 million for affordable rental housing and homeownership development or preservation
  • (NEW) Homeownership Development Fund: $1.245 million for creation of long-term affordable homeownership opportunities
  • (NEW) Affordable housing accelerator fund: $9 million for affordable rental housing development and affordability gap assistance
 
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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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