Hawthorne Home Improvement Grant

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The Hawthorne Neighborhood Association has designated City of Minneapolis NRP dollars for purchasing and improving homes in the neighborhood. 

The guidelines below are subject to change at any time without notice. Loan funds are subject to availability.

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About the Grant

  • Grant amounts from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • No income limit.

Property Eligibility

  • Owner-occupied 1-4 unit residential properties located within the boundaries of the Hawthorne Neighborhood in Minneapolis.
  • Owners of condominiums and townhouses are eligible.
  • Grant approval is subject to credit and program guidelines.

Grant Details

  • No match required for households with incomes less than or equal to 100% HUD AMI.
  • 1:1 grant match is required if the household income is greater than 100% HUD AMI.
  • Eligible projects include most interior and exterior permanent improvements.
  • Unless part of a larger project or needed to address a potential structural threat: fences, trees, shrubs and non-permanent landscaping are ineligible improvements.
  • 1 bid required from a properly licensed or registered contractor with the MN Department of Labor for projects under $15,000. 2 bids required for projects over $15,000.
  • For do-it-yourself projects, a materials list including prices is required. The cost for labor and the purchase of tools may not be included in the loan.

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).

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