Lowry Hill East: Historic Preservation Closed End Loan

Interested residents can apply for this program once a year. Projects are reviewed and approved by the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association review committee. For this program, all applicants must apply through LHENA at 2909 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis 55408. For more information call 612-367-6468, or email Paul@thewedge.org. Once the project is approved and selected, the loan processing will begin. Please contact LHENA for additional questions about applying and being selected. 

Loan Terms

  • Loan amounts from $2,500 to $10,000
  • 0% APR
  • Fixed interest rate 
  • No maximum income limit
  • 1:1 match is required
  • Term is 10 years
  • This loan is secured by a mortgage on the property
  • Closing costs apply  

Property Eligibility

  • Owner occupied or absentee owned residential properties
  • Properties will be identified by LHENA based on historical significance.
  • 1-4 unit residential properties
  • Properties under construction or held in Trust are not eligible.

Types of Improvements

Will be determined by the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association and may include:

  • Eligible improvements include: repairs or replacement of items that will restore the exterior of the property within the context of historical preservation.
  • 2 bids from qualified, licensed contractors is required for projects over $5,000.
  • For do-it-yourself projects, a materials list with prices is required.  The cost for labor and equipment purchase or rental may not be included in the loan. 
  • Funds are held in a non-interest bearing escrow at CEE from loan closing until the work is completed and all final docmentation is received. 

The current loan terms and conditions stated, including interest rates, do not constitute a commitment to lend or an offer to enter into an agreement, and that such an offer may only be made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 47.206(3) and (4).