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.
Public comment period: HOME-ARP allocation plan
The below Amendment to the 2021 Action Plan outlines 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.
Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan/2021 Action Plan Amendment (PDF)
This 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.
Comment on the draft plan
Public comment will be accepted on the draft HOME-ARP plan for 30 days starting August 1, 2022.
The public can comment on the draft plan at an upcoming hearing on Tuesday, August 9, at 1:30 p.m.
To attend the public hearing via telephone, call the toll-free dial-in telephone conference number 855-946-3351 prior to the start of the meeting. You can also view the live feed here, but will need to call in to provide comment.
You can also provide written comments on the amendment from August 1 through August 30, 2022 to:
Julia Welle Ayres
Hennepin County Housing and Economic Development Department
701 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
You can also email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.