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Publicly Owned Housing Program (POHP)

POHP is a competitive funding program that uses the proceeds of General Obligation (GO) Bonds to provide financing in the form of a 20-year deferred, forgivable loan for the rehabilitation and preservation of public housing.

POHP funds are issued through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) when financing is available. The most recent competitive RFP was in 2020.

The POHP program rehabilitates and preserves public housing throughout Minnesota. Learn more about this critical housing stock and why it is so important to invest in.

Eligible applicants must be local units of government such as a city, county, housing redevelopment authority (HRA) or public housing authority (PHA).

Minnesota Housing offered a Request for Proposal process for applicants interested in applying for up to $41 million in General Obligation (GO) bond proceeds to help finance public housing rehabilitation costs. These funds were announced and administered through a one-time Publicly Owned Housing Program (POHP) Request for Proposals (RFP), and application materials were due Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Selected applicants will be notified of funding awards after a future board meeting and pending board approval.

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Technical Assistance and Trainings

POHP Training Videos

For information regarding the Multifamily Customer Portal, these videos will describe how to set up an account, how to log-in and how to update submitted materials.

  • Getting Started – Learn how to get started in the Portal including how to request a user account and log in.
  • Apply for Funding – Learn how to find open funding rounds, create a project using the Apply for Funding Wizard and request project team access.
  • Project Checklists – Learn how to select project characteristics, manage checklist items, and submit a checklist.


For questions or additional assistance, contact cheryl.rivinius@state.mn.us or 651.296.3705

Technical Assistance

All 2024 POHP applicants were required to arrange a technical assistance meeting with POHP program staff.  For more information regarding scheduling a Technical Assistance meeting, contact cheryl.rivinius@state.mn.us or 651.296.3705.

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Current Program Guides

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Contact

The POHP team is available to answer any questions.