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Housing Programs
Building & Community Standards Department

6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: (763) 569-3335
Fx: (763) 569-3360

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ensuring neighborhoods are safe and attractive is a high priority goal for the City. Several programs and activities are in place to address this goal from maintaining the housing stock to helping reoccupy vacant housing with responsible homeowners.
Loan Programs
The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) offers multiple low-interest loan programs. These loan programs include down payment and closing cost assistance for home buyers, and home improvement funds for owner-occupied properties. 

GMHC also offers Home Improvement Advice with construction managers who provide free construction consultations to residents.
These services include:
  • Site visits with homeowners
  • Contractor information
  • Create a list of work for contractors to bid from
  • Review contractor bids, proposals or estimates
  • Accessibility modifications
  • Health and safety issues

More information about the GMHC programs can be found here.

The Minnesota House Finance Agency (MHFA) finances affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. MHFA has information and multiple loan programs for home buyers, home owners and renters.

More information about the MHFA services can be found here.

Assistance Programs
The Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) is a community-based charity that partners with other resources to assist people in need in the Twin Cities.

Some of CEAP's assistance programs include:
  • Food Assistance
  • Financial Assistance
  • Clothing Closet
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Meals on Wheels

More information about CEAP's services can be found here.

Senior Community Services offers the Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) program. The HOME program provides low cost services to help seniors (60 and older) continue to live independently in their own homes.

More information about the HOME program can be found here.

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services helps pay home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

More information about the EAP can be found here.