Application Resources for Multifamily Financing

Multifamily Customer Portal

The application process is facilitated through our Multifamily Customer Portal for most funding types. If you do not have a Portal account, please see the Portal Resources webpage so you can access our Common Application.

Development Team Qualification Forms

All development team members must have current qualification forms on file for each round they apply for funding. Qualification forms are valid for 12 months. Learn more about qualification forms and how to submit them.

Technical Assistance

If you would like technical assistance as you put a funding application together, please fill out and submit our Technical Assistance Request Form and you will be connected with a staff person. Minnesota Housing receives many requests for technical assistance so please complete this form as thoroughly as possible. 

2021 Consolidated Request for Proposals and 2022 Housing Tax Credits Round 1

2021 Consolidated Request for Proposals (RFP)/2022 Housing Tax Credits (HTC) Round 1 Application Dates

The expected dates for the 2021 Multifamily Consolidated RFP/2022 HTC Round 1 are listed below.
  • Thursday, February 11: Pre-application released for Innovative Construction Techniques
  • Mid-March: Early release of key Consolidated RFP application materials and Section 811 PRA pre-application (Section 811 PRA pre-application release is contingent on a final award agreement between Minnesota Housing and HUD.)
  • Wednesday, April 14 at noon: Pre-application for Innovative Construction Techniques due
  • Wednesday, April 14: Consolidated RFP published and Intent to Apply and application materials available in the Multifamily Customer Portal
  • Thursday, May 20 at noon: Intent to Apply deadline
  • Thursday, May 20 at noon:  Section 811 PRA Program pre-application due
  • Thursday, June 10: Applicants will be notified of Section 811 PRA Program eligibility
  • Thursday, July 15 at noon: Multifamily application deadline including site control, qualification forms, and financials.
  • December: Minnesota Housing Board meeting

Consolidated RFP/HTC Round 1 Kickoff Event

In preparation for the 2021 Consolidated RFP/2022 HTC Round 1, Minnesota Housing will host a virtual RFP and Technical Assistance Kickoff event on Wednesday, March 3. Read this eNews for more information and registration details.

Upcoming Training Opportunities for the Scoring Wizard and the New Self-Scoring Worksheet

Scoring Wizard
We are excited to announce a new Scoring Wizard for the Self-Scoring Worksheet that all applicants will use for scoring their application to the 2021 Consolidated RFP. The Scoring Wizard is a new tool within the Multifamily Customer Portal that will replace the Excel version of the Self-Scoring Worksheet. In addition to a live demo at the March 3 TA Kickoff, Minnesota Housing will be hosting two live training opportunities.

2022-2023 Self-Scoring Worksheet
Minnesota Housing is committed to providing training on the new 2022-2023 Self-Scoring Worksheet. In addition to one-on-one, project-specific technical assistance, two live training opportunities will be hosted to provide an in-depth look at the scoring and supporting documentation requirements.
All trainings will be recorded and posted on our website.

Innovative Construction Techniques Pre-application

New to this year's Multifamily Consolidated RFP, Minnesota Housing is offering a selection preference for projects that will use Innovative Construction Techniques (ICT). To be eligible for this selection preference, a pre-application is required for projects that will achieve or will pilot a technique to achieve one or both of the following goals: 

  • reduce total construction cost by at least 10%, and/or
  • reduce the time a project is under construction by at least 20%
Please refer to the 2022-2023 Self-Scoring Worksheet and the Innovative Construction Techniques Pre-application Requirements for additional details on how the preference will be used to evaluate different project proposal types that apply in the Multifamily Consolidated RFP, and in accordance with the 2022-2023 Qualified Allocation Plan and the Consolidated RFP Application Instructions.
 
Pre-Application Submission Deadline and Instructions
ICT pre-applications are due by 12:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, April 14. Minnesota Housing will review pre-applications and inform applicants whether their proposed ICT is approved for the ICT preference no later than Wednesday, May 12. Please submit the required items listed in the Innovative Construction Techniques Pre-application Requirements to mhfa.app@state.mn.us via the  Multifamily Secure Upload Tool. Please review the  Secure Upload Tool Instructions for more information about the submission process.
 
For questions about ICT, please contact Mike Thomas, Staff Architect at mike.thomas@state.mn.us or 651.276.1170.

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2020 Consolidated RFP and 2021 HTC Round 1 Application Resources and Materials

View 2020 Consolidated RFP and 2021 HTC Round 1 application resources and materials for reference only