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HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)


HOME-Program-Affordable Housing

Federal funding for affordable housing activities in St. Louis, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, and Lake Counties.


Communities, housing and redevelopment authorities, and nonprofit agencies within the 5-county region excluding the Duluth city limits.

Focus Area 

Down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time home buyers


Please contact our department using the information found in the "Contact" pane in order to get an application.

Process & Guides

  1. Program Announcement: St. Louis County annually announces acceptance of HOME applications through the county’s Consortium network.
  2. Public Meeting: County staff facilitates a meeting to discuss program information, provide application forms, and announce available funding. Community and agency input is requested to funding priorities, current client needs, and any gaps in service.
  3. Submit Application: Applicant submits application.
  4. Review and Approve Project(s): Submitted applications are reviewed by county staff and an advisory committee that provides a funding recommendation to the St. Louis County Board.

Plans & Reports