Home Improvement Assistance


Due to a reduction in financial support from other organizations, the Housing Resource Center will close by the end of 2017.

Applications for the city's Home Improvement Incentive Rebate program will only be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. You can download an application here and contact the Housing Resource Center at (612) 588-3033 if you have questions. Please note:

  • Your completed application including the contractor’s bid must be submitted by the Aug. 7 deadline or it will not be accepted. We're sorry, but there can be no exceptions because we need to ensure that the Housing Resource Center can shut down by the end of 2017.
  • You must apply and receive approval before beginning the work.
  • Work begun before approval is not eligible.
    The work must be completed within 120 days of approval.

After Aug. 7, the only remaining home improvement program will be Deferred Home Repair Loans administered by Hennepin County. This program offers deferred, no-interest home repair loans to homeowners up to 50% of metro area median income ($45,200 for a household of four). Also available are deferred loans with a modest interest charge for homeowners up to 80% of AMI ($72,320 for a household of four). Income limits will depend on your household size. These loans are forgiven after 15 years unless the homeowner sells or is no longer living at the property. For more information please call the county's housing rehabilitation staff at (612) 348-9260 or email rehab@hennepin.us.