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Notice of Public Hearings and Comment Period for Action Plan and CAPER

The State of Minnesota is developing its 2016 Action Plan and 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). We encourage you to participate in the development of both documents.

  • Action Plan: The state submits an Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. The 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan examines the state’s housing and community development needs, and sets priorities for allocating HUD funds. The annual Action Plan directs how the state will meet current and future needs in the coming year.

    For 2016, the Action Plan will include the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). HUD guidance prevents the state from including the HTF in the Action Plan it submits until HUD announces the amount of funds the state is allocated. If the HTF allocation is not announced before the state submits the Action Plan, information developed in this public comment process pertinent to the HTF will be used to substantially amend the 2016 Action Plan that is submitted. A draft will be available starting August 21, 2015.

  • CAPER: The state also submits the CAPER to HUD annually. The CAPER provides information to measure the state’s progress during the past year in meeting the Consolidated Plan’s assistance goals and priorities. It includes a summary and analysis of progress made on advancing fair housing. A draft will be available starting November 14, 2015.

Comment on the Annual Action Plan

Comments on the draft plan must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

Public Hearings:

  1. Monday, July 27 – Gather input on housing and community development needs.
  2. Monday, September 21 – Review and comment on draft action plan.

Both hearings will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Room 1236, 444 Lafayette Road, St. Paul. Free parking for the hearings is available in parking lot C adjacent to the building. Call 800.657.3858 or TTY 800.282.5909 for more information about these hearings.

Written Comments:

  • Submit comments by email to gloria.stiehl@state.mn.us with subject line "Action Plan."
  • Submit comments by fax to 651.296.1290.
  • Submit comments by mail to:

Action Plan, Attn: Gloria Stiehl
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351

Request hard copies of the Action Plan by calling Gloria Stiehl at 800.657.3858, 651.259.7462, or TTY 800-282-5909.

The state will consider any comments from individuals or groups received in writing or at public hearings. A summary of the written and public hearing comments and the state's responses will be included in the final Action Plan. The Action Plan and, if necessary, substantial amendment will be submitted to HUD after HUD notifies the state of its fiscal year 2016 allocations.

Comment on the CAPER

A draft of the 2015 CAPER will be available for public review and comment from November 14 to December 1, 2015. Written comments on the draft plan must be received by December 1, 2015. To request a hard copy of the CAPER, call 800.657.3769 or TTY 651.297.2361.

Written Public Comments:

  • Submit comments by email to mn.housing@state.mn.us with subject line "CAPER."  
  • Submit comments by fax to 651.296.8139.
  • Submit comments by mail to:

CAPER, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
400 Sibley Street, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55101

The state will consider any comments from individuals or groups received in writing and a summary of the written comments on the CAPER and the state’s responses will be included in the final CAPER. The CAPER will be submitted to HUD on or before December 31, 2015.