Tenant Selection Plan Guidance

Minnesota Housing is committed to creating equitable, affordable, and accessible housing for all Minnesotans. Tenant Selection Plans (TSP) and tenant screening criteria that reduce barriers to access are critical to these efforts. Below you will find current agency guidance for Tenant Selection Plans, as well as proposed changes to this guidance for the 2022-2023 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).

Current TSP Guidance

Proposed TSP Guidance

The updates in this TSP guidance reflect the proposed changes for the second release of the 2022-2023 QAP for public comment. The guidance includes new expectations for tenant screening for supportive housing and for all housing with financing from Minnesota Housing. Minnesota Housing will review and consider all comments submitted regarding these changes.

Applicable Funding Sources: this table outlines funding source requirements for Tenant Selection Plan Guidance.

Implementing Housing First in Supportive Housing: Fact sheet from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).


Coming Soon! TSP Review Checklist and Help Text

In an effort to increase transparency of TSP review and adherence to state TSP guidance, Minnesota Housing is developing a review checklist for TSPs submitted as part of due diligence. This checklist will provide a guide for projects to verify the TSP includes the components necessary based on funding requirements and state and federal guidance. The checklist will include help text to provide additional context for the requirements and expectations outlined in our agency guidance. The checklist should be uploaded with the completed TSP in the Multifamily Customer Portal. Minnesota Housing staff reviewing TSPs will then use the completed checklist to inform their review.

When the review checklist is complete, an online training will be provided outlining the timeline, process, and FAQs about implementation. Minnesota Housing staff will be available to assist as we transition to including this new due diligence component.