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Support Housing and Qualify for a Tax Credit

The new State Housing Tax Credit Program and Contribution Fund allows taxpayers to invest in housing across the state. 

When you contribute, you support housing for all Minnesotans and can qualify for a state tax credit of 85% of your contribution!  

Who can contribute?

People or businesses that pay Minnesota taxes and meet eligibility requirements can contribute.

Contributions must be at least $1,000 and cannot exceed $2 million each tax year.

What happens to my contribution?

Contributions will be used to develop and fund affordable housing throughout Minnesota. 

Your contributions can go to:

  • The General Contribution Pool
    • Awarded to cities, federally recognized American Indian tribes, developers, nonprofits, public housing authorities and more
  • A Qualified Project

During the application process, you can select where you'd like your contribution to go. 

How do I contribute?

Complete the online application.

After you submit your application and your application is accepted, you will:

  • Receive an email with documents to sign
  • Submit your contribution following the instructions contained in the email
  • Receive a tax credit certificate 
    • Minnesota Housing issues within 30 days of receiving the signed documents and funds

If your application is not accepted, you will be notified with the reason why your application was declined.

How do I claim the tax credit?

You can claim the credit on your taxes by following the instructions provided with the tax credit certificate. 

Note: Minnesota Housing does not provide tax advice and recommends consulting with a tax professional. 

I have other questions. Where can I get more information?

For questions about contributing, read our Frequently Asked Questions

For questions about the program, visit the State Housing Tax Credit and Contribution Fund program page.

Interested in the program and how the funds will be used?

Contribution Tracking

As of 6/10/2024

Tax Credit Certificate applications* received: $1,371,000

*This includes applications for tax credit certificates (less withdrawn applications) and tax credit certificates issued in calendar year 2024. Minnesota Housing may issue a maximum of $9.9M in tax credit certificates in 2024.