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Affordable Housing Incentive Fund

To create or preserve long-term affordable housing for very low-income households

Who can apply

Applicants can include private and non-profit housing developers, cities, government and non-profit agencies.

Types of projects

  • Rental
  • Homeownership
  • New construction, substantial and moderate rehabilitation, and preservation
  • Transitional
  • Supportive
  • Mixed-income

We give priority to projects that:

  • Develop long-term affordable housing units for very low-income households
  • Create housing opportunities for people experiencing homelessness
  • Create housing opportunities for county human services clients
  • Promote the connection of affordable housing to transit, employment opportunities, school, and supportive services
  • Leverage private and public funding
  • Support a full range of housing choices throughout the county

Application and funding timeline

The 2021 application period has closed. Grants are awarded annually as part of a coordinated development request for proposals posted in early January each year. 

Applications are submitted and managed through the Hennepin County Supplier Portal. 

Amount available

Each year, we award up to $3.5 million across 8 to 11 projects.

Community impact

Since 2000, Hennepin County has invested $63 million through AHIF, contributing to 11,437 total housing units, 8,324 of which are affordable to households with income at or below 60% the area median income.

Related links and materials

Learn more about the annual coordinated development request for proposals



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