Publicly Owned Housing Program (POHP)

$8 million in funding from the proceeds of General Obligation (GO) bonds is now available for the rehabilitation and preservation of public housing units.

Apply for Funding

Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications for the Publicly Owned Housing Program (POHP). The program's goal is to rehabilitate and preserve public housing units.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be local units of government such as a city, county, housing redevelopment authority (HRA), or public housing authority (PHA). Applicants must have a current Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) rating of 80 or above.

Eligible Uses

Eligible uses of funds include but are not limited to:
  • Rehabilitation of public housing that addresses health and life safety, accessibility, energy and water efficiency, and critical needs.
  • Other improvements that add value to a building and are not of a recurring nature. These improvements must have an intended minimum life expectancy of ten years.
  • Expenditures of a capital nature such as design, rehabilitation or major remodeling.

Required Technical Assistance

Potential 2018 POHP applicants are required to arrange a technical assistance meeting with POHP program staff. Meetings can be in person, over the phone or online.

Application and Timeline

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2018. Applicants must submit the application and all other required materials using Minnesota Housing’s Secure Upload Tool. Follow the instructions under the Multifamily Applications section, and use as the recipient email address.

Application Materials

Previous Funding Rounds Forms and Resources


Contact David Schluchter, 651.296.8161 or Irene Ruiz-Briseno, 651.296.3837.