REMINDER:
2020 Consolidated Request for Proposals Application Deadline, St. Paul PHA Project-Based Voucher Applications Deadline, and Public Comment Deadline for Proposed 2022-2023 Qualified Application Plan 
The Single Family and Multifamily 2020 Consolidated Request for Proposals (RFP) application deadline is this Thursday, July 16 at noon. We encourage you to apply and submit documentation before the deadline to make sure everything gets in on time.
We also want to remind you of these other upcoming deadlines:
  • Thursday, July 16 at noon: Deadline to apply for Project-based Vouchers from St. Paul PHA
  • Wednesday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit written comments about the proposed 2022-2023 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)
More information can be found below.
2020 Consolidated Request for Proposals Updates and Reminders
2020 Legislative Session Update
We are awaiting legislative action on the Governor's proposal for $200 million in new Housing Infrastructure Bond (HIB) authority. The Legislature began a second Special Session on July 13 and one of the stated priorities is a bonding bill. Without new HIB authority, there will be no HIB’s available for allocation to projects in the 2020 Consolidated RFP.
Application Tips for On-Time Submission
Single Family Application Tips
Submit an electronic copy of the completed RFP application materials, including all required documentation by noon on July 16, 2020. NOTE: In light of COVID-19, Minnesota Housing is no longer requiring the submission of hard copies of the application or application materials.
Submit all files in one upload via Minnesota Housing’s Single Family Secure File Exchange (LeapFILE) to impact.fund.mhfa@state.mn.us. All electronic application materials must be received by July 16, 2020 at noon
Multifamily Application Tips
Review the following Multifamily Customer Portal submission tips to make sure you meet the application deadline of July 16 by noon. The online Portal will not accept applications after this time so please plan accordingly.
  • Review Portal Resources: Learn more about the Multifamily Customer Portal and view training tutorials to help guide you through the submission process.

  • Use the 2020 version of the Multifamily Workbook: Customers applying to the 2020 RFP/2021 HTC Round 1 need to use the 2020 version of the Multifamily Workbook. To avoid errors in the submission process, be sure to download the latest version from the Portal.

  • Include the Property Number (D#) and Project Number(s) (M#) on applicable forms: On many Minnesota Housing forms, applicants are asked to provide a D# and an M#. A D# is a four digit number assigned by Minnesota Housing that represents the property. Applicants will receive an email notification once a D# is assigned. For the 2020 RFP/2021 HTC Round 1, the Portal will automatically assign an M# and a secondary M# if applicants are submitting a dual application. Applicants need to list the primary M# in their workbook and the Housing Tax Credit Self-scoring Worksheet and Deferred Loan Priority Checklist. Enter the secondary M# in the dual application workbook and dual Housing Tax Credit Self-scoring Worksheet and Deferred Loan Priority Checklist.

  • Upload files as you go: The Portal requires applicants to upload a file to the corresponding checklist item. Do not wait until the last minute to upload all of these documents!

  • Click "Submit" when you're done: You must press the submit button in the Multifamily Customer Portal for your application to be considered submitted. The submit button only appears when documents are uploaded to every checklist item or you have indicated ‘opted out’ if the checklist item is optional. You will receive an email that confirms your checklist was submitted, the checklist status will change to submitted, and all checklist items will be locked.

  • Application Signatures: Minnesota Housing will accept electronic signatures on Multifamily 2020 application materials.

  • Submit your application early if it is complete!
Questions about the Portal? Email mhfa.app@state.mn.us.
Application Resources
Single Family Applicants
Multifamily Applicants
  • The application instructions provide details for submitting an application and include required supporting documentation for all application types. You can also visit our application resources webpage.
  • Read our previous eNews for a comprehensive overview of application steps, including the May 1 eNews with important COVID-19 guidance, and the June 16 eNews with important tips for filling out the Multifamily Workbook.
  • View our pre-recorded training tutorials (scroll down to the training tutorials section).
  • In addition to your Multifamily 2021 HTC Self-Scoring Worksheet and 2020 Deferred Loan Priority Checklist, review the 2021 HTC and 2020 Deferred Scoring Guide to make sure you have submitted all of the required documentation for the points you are claiming.
  • Continue to work with your assigned underwriter for any last minute application questions.
Board Selection Date
Minnesota Housing will bring Consolidated RFP selection recommendations to our Board on December 17, 2020 to allow sufficient review and processing time.  
Questions?
Single Family
Multifamily
St. Paul PHA Project-Based Voucher Applications Due July 16
St. Paul PHA has issued a Request for Proposals to award up to 120 Section 8 Project-based vouchers to property owners. Applicants must submit applications via Minnesota Housing’s Multifamily Customer Portal by noon on July 16. You can view the application and additional information on St. Paul PHA’s website. For more information, please contact Dominic Mitchell.
2022-2023 Qualified Allocation Plan Public Comment Deadline is July 22 at 5:00 p.m. CST
You still have time to review our proposed 2022-2023 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), announced on June 10, 2020. As our partner in creating affordable multifamily housing opportunities, we welcome your comments: 
  • Written comments must be submitted by the public comment deadline of Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Comments may be emailed to htc.mhfa@state.mn.us or sent by mail to Minnesota Housing, Attn: Tamara Wilson, Minnesota Housing, 400 Wabasha Street North, Suite 400, St. Paul, MN, 55102.
     
  • If you would like to comment by phone, you may call Nicola Viana at 651.296.8277.
Minnesota Housing will review and consider feedback and public comments submitted during the public comment period. Our timeline allows for careful consideration and review of all public comments, including a second public comment period if significant additional changes are proposed. Presentation and final action on the 2022-2023 QAP is expected to occur at Minnesota Housing’s board meeting in late fall, 2020. Thank you for sharing your time and providing feedback on the proposed 2022-2023 QAP!

Questions? Please contact Devon Pohlman at devon.pohlman@state.mn.us or 651.296.8255. 

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