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The Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance (MHDA) Program provides funding for new construction 1-4 unit homes on City-owned lots through the Development Assistance request for proposal (RFP).

The MHDA RFP submissions were due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

An in-person technical assistance training was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.

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Development Assistance Program Request for Proposals

Program form documents for RFP applicants

Developer Application (submit one copy of each document, see RFP for details)

Property Offer (submit for each property address applied for)

Program form documents for funded developers

Additional compliance resources

Additional resources

Applicants are encouraged to research properties thoroughly. Below are links to resources that could be of assistance:

  • Property Info: for information about the building, zoning, sales, inspections, tax, assessment, and license history connected to a property.
  • Minneapolis Zoning Code: for information about the allowable uses within different zoning designations click on “Primary Zoning Districts”.
  • Major public works improvement projects: lots located along streets with major improvements planned may have future assessments. Contact the Public Works department for more information.
  • Topographic maps: the City of Minneapolis encourages development of accessible or visitable housing on sites with suitable topography.
  • Drafters available for scope writing: a list of drafting and specification writing businesses familiar with the City of Minneapolis’ plan review process.

Previous city programs

For more information contact Kevin Knase, (612) 673-5231.

Last updated Oct 2, 2019

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