Public engagement planned for Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Recommendations

The City of Minneapolis is planning changes to its Owner Occupied Rehab Programs and is asking for your feedback.

What we hope to achieve

The City recommends restructuring both the financing and operations of our Owner Occupied Rehab programs. Key highlights from our draft recommendations include:

• Creating a universal application process that serves households more quickly

• Focusing City investments on low- and moderate-income households

• Leveraging State dollars to increase funding available to eligible households

• Expanding our reach into communities through culturally competent, neighborhood-based intake centers

How you can help

We have published an online video summarizing our draft recommendations and a public survey is open to the public for feedback.

The City will host two public in-person engagement sessions to walk residents through the proposed recommendations. Please note: the video and survey linked above are the same content that will be shared at the meetings:

Meeting information and additional resources

South Central Minneapolis Public Engagement Meeting:

Location: Walker Library (2880 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408) in the Bde Maka Ska Room

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

North Minneapolis Public Engagement Meeting:

Location: North Regional Library (1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411) in Meeting Room 205

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

City staff are collecting early feedback through Tuesday, August 31 to inform the final staff recommendations to the City Council in late 2021. Revised Owner Occupied Rehab Programs are expected to be available for application in 2022.

Comments received and staff recommendations will be posted on the City website.


For questions or more information, contact the owner-occupied rehab team at [email protected]