New Process: Green Communities Criteria Unit-Specific Submissions
For projects awarded in 2018, Administrators must submit a unit-specific Green Communities Intended Methods Worksheet prior to the start of construction or rehabilitation of the first unit.
What to submit: Administrators must provide Minnesota Housing with the following:
- An Intended Methods Worksheet specific to the first unit.
- While we will only review this for the first unit, Administrators are expected to comply with Green Communities Criteria for all units. Compliance is subject to review during monitoring.
- Building plans and specifications.
- An “as-designed” HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Energy Model to ENERGY STAR® Certified New Home standards (for New Construction Projects or Acquisition, Rehabilitation, Resale Projects) or an Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Improvement Plan (for Acquisition, Rehabilitation, Resale Projects).
We may withhold disbursements until we receive and approve these documents.
Who it impacts: Green Communities Criteria apply only to New Construction and Acquisition, Rehabilitation, Resale Projects where Impact Fund dollars are used for Value Gap. Green Communities Criteria do not apply to Stand-alone Affordability Gap, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation, or Tribal Indian Housing Program projects.