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Request for Proposals

FAQ for Professional/Technical Requests for Proposals (Marketing, Housing Counseling and Legal Services, End to End Services) – September 20, 2021

Request for Proposal for Grant opportunity for community-based organizations to partner with Minnesota Housing as Community Connectors to provide outreach and engagement to homeowners for the HomeHelpMN program.

  • Responses must be received by 5:00 pm central daylight time on October 12th, 2021 (late responses will not be accepted)
  • A complete RFP submission must include:
    • Application
    • Project Budget
    • Project Workplan
    • Financial Documents: CORRECTED EMAIL to upload financial documents (this email replaces what is listed in the application).
      • Submit financial documents here: https://mnhousing.leapfile.net/ and select "Secure Upload."
      • In the "Recipient Email" field use this email: homeownershipcapacity.mhfa@state.mn.us then hit "Start" and follow the directions from there. Do not send via email.
    • Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS): A DUNS number must be listed on the application. If you do not already have a DUNS number, obtain your unique nine-digit identifier for businesses at https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html. It may take one to two days.
    • Copy of Organization Certificate of Good Standing (current through 2020), via the Minnesota Secretary of State Business and Lien System
    • To request RFP materials in an alternative format, please email: mn.housing@state.mn.us.

September 30, 2021 Information Session Recording and PowerPoint:

Question & Answers - HomeHelpMN Community Connector RFP:

Program Information

We are designing a plan for the HomeHelpMN COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund program. We do not yet have a date established to begin pre-screening for eligibility for HomeHelpMN as the program requires U.S. Department of Treasury approval. The $109 million federal program will help homeowners struggling with their mortgage or other housing-related costs due to the economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesota Housing's Board approved the HomeHelpMN Homeowner Assistance Fund plan at the board meeting held on August 26, 2021. The plan has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Treasury for action. You can find out more information about the plan by reviewing the Program Concept.

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Homeowners who need immediate assistance should contact your loan servicer or a foreclosure prevention counselor here. Foreclosure counseling is available for Minnesota homeowners free of charge.

Questions? Have questions about HomeHelpMN? Write to us at homehelpmn@state.mn.us.

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