Whether you’re looking for a home to buy, a place to rent, ways to improve your home or senior housing options, we have resources available to help.
Community Action Partnership for Suburban Hennepin offers foreclosure prevention services. Counselors provide homeowners with information, referrals and support through services such as:
- Early intervention
- Budget counseling
- Answers to foreclosure questions
- Refinancing and escrow account information
- Pre-foreclosure sale information
As a last resort, financial assistance may be given to qualifying homeowners in the form of an interest-free loan.
To learn more, contact Community Action Partnership for Suburban Hennepin at 952-933-1993, or visit capsh.org/foreclosure. Call immediately if you are facing foreclosure.
Home buyer education
Taking a first time home-buyer class is a great way to prepare for the buying process. In order to be eligible for first-time home buyer programs, completion of such a class is typically required.
First-time home buyer loans
If you haven’t owned a home in the past three years, you may be eligible for the Welcome to Minnetonka Loan Program. Follow the link to learn more, see if you qualify and apply online.
Affordable home ownership programs
- Homes within Reach
A non-profit that purchases single-family homes and sells them to qualified first-time home buyers at a reduced price. Average sale price is $140,000. Must be a first-time home buyer, qualify for a mortgage and meet income qualifications. Visit homeswithinreach.org or call 952-401-7071 to learn more and apply.
- Habitat for Humanity
A non-profit that provides home ownership opportunities; home owners contribute to the cost of their home through sweat-equity hours and a no-interest mortgage. Visit tchabitat.org or call 612-331-4090 to learn more and apply.
Are you looking to rent an apartment or town home in Minnetonka? Below are lists of rental properties and other resources for renters.
Interactive rental maps
Visit these links and click on the yellow house symbols to learn more about each property, including contact information and directions.
- General rentals - A map of rental properties with contact information; includes some properties that offer affordable units or accept Section 8 rental assistance
- Senior rentals - A map of age-restricted properties (generally age 55 and up) with contact information; includes some properties that offer affordable units or accept Section 8 rental assistance.
- Assisted living - A map of housing options that offer additional services for seniors or those with disabilities.
Tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities
If you are having a dispute with your landlord or tenants, there are organizations that can help determine your rights and resolve disputes.
- Minnesota Attorney General - Learn more about federal and state laws and your rights. Visit the Attorney General’s landlords and tenants website or call 651-296-3353 for more information.
- HOME Line - A tenant advocacy agency that provides free legal advice and information. Call HOME Line’s tenant hotline at 612-728-5767.+
Section 8 rentals
Section 8 is a government funded program that helps low-income households play the rent on private, market-rate rental units. Visit housinglink.org and the Metropolitan Council website for more information.
Additional housing resources
- View a list of local organizations and agencies that provide support and assistance
- Energy Efficiency Financing for Rental Property Owners - Low-interest loans to help Minnesota property owners make energy improvements to their rental properties
- Minnesota Multi Housing Association - Offers resources and advocacy for multi-family housing owners
- The City of Minnetonka does not require rental properties to be licensed.
Are you a senior living in Minnetonka, or looking to move here? There are resources available to help you maintain your home or look at other housing options.
Affordable home maintenance and chore services to help those age 60 or older, or those with disabilities, live independently in their homes. To learn more or register, visit the HOME Program’s website or call 952-746-4046.
reverse mortgage allows homeowners to receive a loan against the home for additional cash. The loan is repaid when the homeowner sells the house. To qualify, you must be age 62 or older, own a home and the mortgage must be paid off or can be paid off with the cash from the reverse mortgage.
To learn more, visit Community Action for Suburban Hennepin County’s website or call 952-697-1326.
View a map or find a list of age-restricted properties (generally age 55 and up) with contact information. This includes some properties that offer affordable units or accept Section 8 rental assistance.
Home improvement projects such as decks, garages, fences and additions must be reviewed by the planning division. Call 952-939-8200 to find out what changes are allowed on your property.
Proper building permits must be obtained for each project for your project. Visit the common permit questions page to learn more. Final improvements must be inspected. Contact permits and inspections at 952-939-8394.
Home improvement loans
Home Energy Hub
Visit the Center for Energy and Environment’s Home Energy Hub to learn how to make your home more efficient and comfortable. This helpful resource includes information on rebates, energy-saving innovations and ideas to improve your home’s energy use and comfort.
Hennepin County has funding available for building projects that use sustainable deconstruction techniques instead of standard demolition to remove materials. Homeowners can receive up to $5,000 to help offset the additional time and labor costs associated with deconstruction.
Federal housing policy guarantees everyone equal access to housing opportunities. Fair Housing laws cover all housing in the United States.
The City of Minnetonka is committed to fair housing in our community. Visit our fair housing page to learn more about your rights and find helpful resources.