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Publicly Owned Housing Program (POHP)

$12 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 2017 POHP applicants are required to arrange a technical assistance meeting. Meetings can be in person, over the phone or virtual.

Application Timeline and Process

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on December 20, 2017. Applicants must submit the application and all other required materials using the Secure Upload Tool. Submit materials to

Application Materials

Previous Funding Round Forms and Resources


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