Housing plans and accomplishments

Hennepin County receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and community development projects in suburban cities. The county works with suburban cities to use these funds for a variety of purposes and projects that primarily serve low and moderate income residents and families.

Additionally, three suburban cities receive federal funding directly from HUD: Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Plymouth. These cities prepare their own plans and reports that are also included on this page.

Federal funding for housing and community development is provided to the county and partner cities through three primary federal programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships
  • Emergency Solutions Grant

Below, you can find more information about how funding through these programs is used in Hennepin County, including plans, goals and accomplishments.

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2020-2024 consolidated plan and 2020 action plan

The Hennepin County five-year consolidated plan and 2020 action plan for housing and community development will guide the use of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in suburban Hennepin County cities over the next five years. More than 2,000 Hennepin County residents offered input into the plans through in-person and online engagement activities.

  • The 2020-2024 draft five-year consolidated plan sets high-level goals and priorities to guide the use of an estimated $25 million in federal funds for affordable housing and community development over the next five years.
  • The 2020 draft action plan shows specifically how Hennepin County and partner cities plan to use approximately $5 million in federal funds on affordable housing and community development projects over the coming year.

Download and view the plans: Final 2020-2024 five-year consolidated plan and 2020 action plan (PDF 24 MB) 

These plans propose use of federal housing and development funds in all but three suburban cities: Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Plymouth. These cities receive funding directly from HUD and prepare their own action plans, which are included in the PDF document linked above. The city of Minneapolis has a separate planning and reporting process, which can be found here.

2019 draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Every year, Hennepin County and partner cities report and evaluate how federal funding was used for housing and community development, as well as some public service activities, in suburban cities over the previous year.

This information is included in a document referred to as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). These reports are meant to show how the county and cities are working towards goals outlined in the five-year action plan. They serve to both satisfy federal requirements and provide information to the general public.

2019 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

The Hennepin County CAPER includes information on all suburban Hennepin County cities except Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Plymouth. These cities prepare their own reports, which are also linked below.

The City of Minneapolis has a separate reporting process which can be found on the cities website, here.

Comment on the draft report

A public hearing on the draft 2019 CAPER will be held at the Hennepin County Board meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m. Visit the county board meetings page to learn more.

Written comments on the draft 2019 CAPER can be submitted to Julia Welle Ayres, Hennepin County Housing and Economic Development manager, by 4:30 p.m. on September 22, 2020.

Send written comments to:

Julia.WelleAyres@hennepin.us

or

Julia Welle Ayres
701 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Previous years' plans and reports

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