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.

The 2020 POHP Request for Proposals (RFP) application deadline has passed and applications for funding are no longer being accepted at this time. Funding recommendations from the RFP will be announced on July 22, 2021.

Eligible Applicants

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

Eligible Uses

Eligible uses of funds include but are not limited to:
  • Rehabilitation of public housing that addresses health and life safety, accessibility, energy and water efficiency, and critical needs.
  • Other improvements that add value to a building and are not of a recurring nature. These improvements must have an intended minimum life expectancy of ten years.
  • Expenditures of a capital nature such as design, rehabilitation or major remodeling.

Informational Webinar

The POHP team held an informational webinar session that outlines the program requirements and how to submit an application for funding. Watch the recorded session.  You can also download the presentation for more information.

Resources for Selected 2017 and 2018 POHP Developments in Process of Underwriting and Closing

Resources

Contact

Contact Betsy Michels at betsy.michels@state.mn.us or 651.297.3741.