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Other Community Development Programs

Enhanced Financial Capacity Homeownership Initiative (Homeownership Capacity)

Homeownership Capacity is a pilot program that provides financial support to eligible nonprofit and government organizations that provide intensive financial empowerment and homeownership training to emerging markets (i.e., households of color or Hispanic ethnicity) and low-income renters who have the goal of homeownership. See the Program Concept for more information.


If you are interested in getting the training and education you need to buy a home, please contact one of our Homeownership Capacity providers for more information.

Si usted está interesado en aprender más sobre el programa de capacitación técnica para los que quieren ser dueños de casa (“Homeownership Capacity” en inglés), favor de contáctarse con una de nuestras organizaciones proveedoras del programa para mayor información.

2016-2017 Applicants

The Homeownership Capacity application process is now closed for the 2016-2017 program year. Awards will be posted here after June 23, 2016.

View the 2016-2017 Informational Webinar recording and slides.

Questions? Contact Ruth DuBose at 651.297.3128.

Current Providers

Current Homeownership Capacity providers, please see program information and forms.

Minnesota Urban and Rural Homesteading Program (MURL)

The Minnesota Urban and Rural Homesteading Program (MURL) is designed to stop or prevent the spread of blight by financing to acquire and rehabilitate dilapidated single family housing. Homes are sold to at-risk borrowers, who agree to follow a “good neighbor” policy, via an interest-free contract for deed.  The following manuals and forms are for the use in portfolio management of current administrators.  New MURL funding is currently unavailable.
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