Register by February 10 for the Request for Proposals and Technical
Assistance Kickoff
There is still time to register for the 2020 RFP/2021 HTC Round 1 and Technical Assistance (TA) Kickoff meeting.
We will share new information about the 2020 RFP/2021 HTC Round 1, including updates on funding and resource requirements, scoring requirements, and guidance on how to submit a competitive application. Whether you are new to the RFP or have applied previously, this event will be informative.
The RFP and TA Kickoff is not a replacement for more focused, project-specific TA. TA can be scheduled by contacting Technicalassistancerequest.mhfa.state.mn.us to discuss specifics about your proposal or ask questions about applying.   
WHEN
Thursday, February 13 with a morning session from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and afternoon breakouts from 1:15-3:30 p.m.
We have a packed schedule and need to get started right at 10:00 a.m. so please arrive 10-15 minutes early!
WHERE
AGENDA
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. - Check-in 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Morning Session
This large group session led by Minnesota Housing staff will cover the RFP process, important policy updates related to funding sources such as Housing Tax Credits and Housing Infrastructure Bonds, as well as important application information related to underwriting, supportive housing, asset management and more.
1:15-3:30 p.m. - Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Each of the following five breakout sessions will be offered at 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. You may register for up to two sessions. They are only available to attend in person. Space is limited so register now.
  • Housing Infrastructure Bonds (HIBs) and Supportive Housing Topics: Completing a Competitive Application (Capacity – 38 participants per session)
  • Housing Tax Credits (HTCs): Review and provide feedback on the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), Income Averaging and Unique Conditions (Capacity – 28 participants per session)
  • Underwriting and Deal Structuring Topics (Capacity - 16 participants per session)
  • Application Fundamentals: Completing the Application, the Scoring Process, and Other Application Considerations (Capacity – 17 participants per session) 
  • Design and Environment: Architectural Issues, Energy, and Environmental Concerns (Capacity – 8 participants per session)
REGISTRATION
Space is limited, so please register by February 10 for the sessions that work for you:
QUESTIONS
QAP and Consolidated RFP Funding Priorities Engagement Opportunities
Minnesota Housing is leading and participating in engagement opportunities across Minnesota that are designed to gather input from a variety of stakeholders including local units of government, community-based organizations, economic development organizations, state agencies, funding and collaborating partners, developers, and communities most impacted by housing needs as we develop the 2022 QAP which sets overall 2021 Consolidated RFP funding priorities. 
Check out our calendar of engagement events and sign up to receive email updates about the development of the 2022 QAP and Consolidated RFP funding priorities.
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Housing and Service Resources Resources Information Session
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) staff will provide an overview of Housing Support and how this resource works for housing developments with supportive housing units.

WHO
This session is designed for developers, property management staff and service partners interested in learning more about Housing Support and additional DHS resources for supportive housing. 

WHAT
DHS staff will preview exciting changes and new resources for supportive housing, including the Minnesota Supplemental Aid Housing benefit changes and the new Medicaid Housing Stabilization Services that will be available starting July 1, 2020. 

WHEN AND WHERE
Wednesday, February 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Minnesota Housing and webinar option

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Register here for the training, and indicate whether you will attend in person or via webinar. Please note: if you choose the webinar option, there will be an additional link for you to complete webinar enrollment following registration. 

QUESTIONS?
Contact Sara Gomoll.
Tenant Selection Plan Review Checklist - Coming Soon!
In an effort to increase transparency of Tenant Selection Plan (TSP) review and to align with Minnesota Housing's TSP guidance, Minnesota Housing is developing a review checklist for TSPs submitted as part of due diligence. This checklist will provide a guide for projects to verify the TSP is structured to serve the intended population(s) and includes the necessary components based on funding requirements as well as state and federal TSP guidance. Minnesota Housing staff will then use the completed checklist to inform their review of each project’s TSP submitted as part of due diligence. An online training is being developed that will outline the timeline, process, and FAQs about implementation. Minnesota Housing staff will be available to help development teams as we transition to include this new due diligence component. Stay tuned for more information. 
Shopping for a First Mortgage or Thinking about Refinancing?
Minnesota Housing wants to work with you for all of your multifamily first mortgage needs! Our Low and Moderate Income Rental (LMIR) first mortgages have terms up to 40 years for new construction or 35 years for rehab or refinance. Our first mortgages are available year round.
View our current interest rates and term sheets to learn more about what we offer.
Contact Caryn Polito to get started. 
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