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 41 suburban cities to use these funds for a variety of purposes and projects that primarily serve low and moderate income residents. 

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 Partnership
  • 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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2018 draft housing and community development action plan

2018 housing and community development draft action plan

The 2018 housing and community development draft action plan shows how we plan to use approximately $7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and development projects in suburban Hennepin County cities. This document will play an important role in guiding housing and community development priorities in suburban communities over the coming year.

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 three suburban cities: Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Plymouth. These cities receive funding from these programs directly from HUD and prepare their own draft action plans, which are also included below.

Revised Plans

(Updated May 7, 2018)

The initial draft of the 2018 annual housing and community development action plan was based on estimated funding allocations from HUD. Hennepin County recently received its formal funding allocation, which was about $900,000 higher than expected. With this additional funding, Hennepin County is proposing to fund additional rental projects in Plymouth and Rogers, resulting in 107 additional units of rental housing. Because this change was made after the initial comment period (March 31 to May 1), we are opening a new comment period to collect feedback on these new parts of the plan. You can view the revised plans below.

Comment on the revised draft plans

You may submit written comments from May 7 to June 6 to:

Margo Geffen
Hennepin County Community Works
701 4th Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415

View the plans

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

[REVISED] Hennepin County 2018 draft action (PDF)

[REVISED] Bloomington 2018 draft action plan (PDF)

[REVISED] Eden Prairie 2018 draft action plan (PDF)

Plymouth 2018 draft action plan (PDF)

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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