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Vacant Housing Recycling Program

 
The Vacant Housing Recycling Program facilitates blight removal, responsible development, and healthy housing markets in Minneapolis neighborhoods through the acquisition and sale of residential properties. Residential properties include both vacant structures and vacant lots. 

Program Resources

The Vacant Housing Recycling Program manual was approved by the City of Minneapolis City Council on December 11, 2015. Refer to it and the resources below for guidance about the program.

Residential Properties for Sale

Residential properties for sale are published in several formats:

The sale of properties to prospective purchasers is contingent upon meeting program criteria and is subject to the approval of the City Council. Prices are determined by appraisals and are not negotiable. The City has the right to refuse any and all offers received.

Submitting an Offer

Experienced and responsible parties can purchase vacant residential properties by submitting an offer package. The offer package varies depending on whether you are purchasing a vacant lot or a vacant structure.

All offers must include:

If purchasing a vacant structure, the offer must also include:

If purchasing a vacant lot, the offer must also include:

  • A complete set of concept plans 

Program Updates

Updates for the Vacant Housing Recycling Program are underneath the “General Information” topic in GovDelivery.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2015