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, four suburban cities receive federal funding directly from HUD: Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, 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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2019 draft housing and community development action plan

The 2019 draft housing and  development action plan shows how Hennepin County and city partners plan to use approximately $4.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and development projects and activities in suburban Hennepin County cities.

Programs included in the plan:

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

The Hennepin County draft action plan includes the proposed use of funds from these programs in all but four suburban cities: Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Plymouth. These cities receive funding from these programs directly from HUD and prepare their own action plans, which are also included below. 

Comment on the draft action plan

Public hearing

Hennepin County is hosting a public hearing to gather comments on the plan:

Tuesday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Government Center Board Room (A-2400)
300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis

Written comments

You may submit written comments from April 1 to April 30 to:

Julia Welle Ayres
Hennepin County Community Works
701 4th Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415

View the plan

In addition to the digital version linked below, hard copies of the plan are also available at Hennepin County Ridgedale, Southdale, and Brookdale libraries.

The Hennepin County plan includes all but four suburban Hennepin County cities. Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Plymouth receive funding directly from HUD and prepare separate action plans, also linked below.

Hennepin County 2019 draft action plan (PDF)

Bloomington 2019 draft action plan (PDF)

Eden Prairie 2019 draft action plan (PDF)

Minnetonka 2019 draft action plan (PDF)

Plymouth 2019 draft action plan (PDF)

Contact

Julia Welle Ayres 
Manager of Housing Development and Finance
Hennepin County Community Works
julia.welleayres@hennepin.us
612-543-4342

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 Consolidated Plan Action Plan. They serve to both satisfy federal requirements and provide information to the general public.

2016 draft CAPER

Hennepin County 2016 draft CAPER (PDF)

Bloomington 2016 draft CAPER (PDF)

Eden Prairie 2016 draft CAPER (PDF)

Minnetonka 2016 draft CAPER (PDF)

Plymouth 2016 draft CAPER (PDF)

2015 CAPER 

2015 Draft CAPER (PDF)

2015 End-of-year Review (PDF)

Grantee CDBG Performance Profile (PDF)

HOME Production Report (PDF)

ESG Financial Summary (PDF)

2014 CAPER

2014 Approved CAPER (PDF)

2017 Draft Consortium Consolidated Action Plan

2017 action plan 

The  2017 Hennepin County Consortium Action Plan includes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The Hennepin County Consortium consists of five entitlement jurisdictions:  Hennepin County, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Plymouth.

The Action Plan identifies the proposed use of approximately $4.5 million in CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Drafts of the 2017 action plan can be downloaded and reviewed at the links below. Public comments were accepted on this draft plan throughout April 2017. 

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