2022 Annual Action Plan
The 2022 housing and development Annual Action Plan shows how the county and city partners plan to use approximately $5.2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over the coming year.
The plan identifies 2022 funding priorities, projects, activities and outcomes through three federal programs managed by Hennepin County:
View the 2022 Annual Action Plan (PDF)
2021 Action Plan and Amendments
The 2021 housing and development annual action plan shows how the county and city partners plan to use approximately $5.2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over the coming year.
The plan identifies 2021 funding priorities, projects, activities and outcomes through three federal programs managed by Hennepin County:
- Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The below second Amendment to the 2021 Annual Action Plan (the Plan) proposes the use of funds that Hennepin County received from loan repayments originated with HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The HOME Program's sole purpose is to create affordable housing.
2021 Annual Action Plan Amendment 2 (PDF)
Amendment 1 to the 2021 Action Plan outlined the proposed use of $6.4 million in federal funding. Hennepin County received these funds as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which appropriated $5 billion to be administered through the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. The funds are intended to provide homelessness assistance and supportive services.
HOME-ARP Allocation Plan/2021 Action Plan Amendment (PDF)
This HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and first amendment to the 2021 Action Plan describes the planned distribution of HOME-ARP funds, and the process for applying and selecting projects. It also identifies priorities for eligible projects and activities.
View the 2021 Annual Action Plan (PDF)
2019 Action Plan and Amendments
The Amendment to the 2019 Action Plan proposed the use of funds that Hennepin County will receive under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Hennepin County received additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds through the CARES Act. The key priorities for CDBG funded services are emergency assistance and homelessness prevention. In May of 2020, Hennepin County made an amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan, adding funds from the first round of CDBG-CV to fund emergency rental assistance through the network of service providers in Hennepin County. The second round was used for homeownership assistance, with counseling through the Minnesota Homeownership Center’s network of counseling agencies. It also funded navigators for both renters and homeowners looking for assistance.
The first round using the special allocation of CDBG funding through CARES Act was $1,726,395 and the second round was $2,560,222, totaling $4,286,617 between both rounds.
Hennepin County opened a minimum five-day public comment period to gather comments and feedback on the draft Amended Plan on March 16, 2021.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPERs)
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. The CAPER reports on program activities from July 1, through June 30.
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.
The Hennepin County CAPER includes information on all Hennepin County cities except those that receive their own funding, including Minneapolis, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Plymouth.
2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)