Home Ownership Works Program
The City offers first-time homebuyers the opportunity to purchase homes, either remodeled, older homes—offering charm and character with modern conveniences—or newly built, through the Home Ownership Works Program (HOW). The HOW homes, located in Minneapolis, are for sale at affordable prices and to those homebuyers with incomes below 80% of the metropolitan median income.
If you are interested in one of these houses contact Erin Green, HOW marketing representative, at 612-721-7556 ext. 12.
The HOW marketing representative will show you available homes that are affordable to you and explain the HOW program requirements. The HOW marketing representative will work with you one-on-one throughout the purchase process or you may obtain your own agent to represent you.
Prior to purchasing a home through HOW you will need to complete two Home Buyer Education Workshops.
The Pre Purchase Workshop coordinated by the Home Ownership Center, 651-659-9336, provides comprehensive information about the home buying process and prepares you for home ownership. Counselors will work with you to determine how much home you can afford, counsel you with credit issues and refer you to a lender.
The Housing Maintenance Workshop conducted at Northside Neighborhood Housing Services, 612-521-3581 provides training on general property maintenance such as furnace function and minor plumbing repairs.
For more information, contact CPED by calling (612) 673-5229.
Last updated Oct. 31, 2011