Missing Middle Housing Pilot Program
The Missing Middle Housing Pilot Program provides funding to develop 3 to 20-unit residential housing in Minneapolis through the Missing Middle request for proposal (RFP). The City is releasing the RFP after conducting a community information sharing and gathering period for feedback on the program design. Comments were incorporated into the pilot.
The Missing Middle RFP submissions were due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
An in-person technical assistance training was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.
Program form documents for RFP applicants
- Missing Middle Housing Pilot Summary and Checklist (PDF)
- Missing Middle Lot List (xls)
- Eligible RFP Lot Interactive Map
- Minneapolis Homes RFP Training Slides (PDF)
- Proposed Missing Middle Housing Pilot Program Guidelines (PDF)
- Questions and Answers (PDF)
Developer Application (submit one copy of each document, see RFP for details)
- General Application (doc)
- Affirmative Action Plan – see Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights website
- Missing Middle Application Addendum (doc)
- Documentation of Financing – see RFP for acceptable documentation
Property Offer (submit for each project site applied for)
- Offer to Purchase (PDF) – If applying to purchase a City-owned project
- Documentation of Site Control – If using non-City-owned project site
- New construction plans – see Offer to Purchase for acceptable documentation
- BPO or Appraisal - Broker's price opinion that supports the sales price/completed project’s value (ownership and rental)
- Market Study – support project proposal and rents for rental projects through a market assessment (rental only)
- Proforma (xls)
- Long Term Affordability Financing (if applicable) (xls)
Program form documents for funded developers
- Requesting disbursement instructions (PDF)
- Proforma (xls) – submit at application, closing, and final reconciliation
- Draw Requisition Form (xls) – use to track project expenses throughout your project
- Request for Change Order (xls) – required for any cost changes, submit to Construction Management Specialist
- Disbursement Request Form (doc) – use this to request a disbursement from Project Coordinator
- Request for Disbursement Instructions (doc) – instructions on how to submit a request for disbursement
- Green Communities Checklist (xls) – submit both at closing and after construction completion
- Sworn Construction Statement (xls)
- Tennessen Warning (PDF) – collect this when obtaining private data from purchasing household
- Income Eligibility Worksheet (doc)
- Homebuyer Household Characteristics Form (doc)
Additional compliance resources
- HUD Utility Allowance (PDF)
- Enterprise Green Communities Criteria
- Minnesota Green Communities Intended Methods (xls)
- HUD Income Limits
- Minnesota Housing Impact Fund Income Limits
- Section 3 Business and Residents List (PDF)
- Small and Underutilized Business Program List (PDF)
- Minneapolis Development Review Guide (PDF)
- Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Manual (only applicable to NSP funded projects) (PDF)
- FHA Mortgage Limits
- HOME Funds Maximum Sales Price
- RFP Questions and Answers (PDF)
- Single Family Appraisal Panel (PDF)
- Visitability in the U.S. (PDF)
- No Step Entry Design (PDF)
Applicants are encouraged to research properties thoroughly. Below are links to resources that could be of assistance:
- Property Info: for information about the building, zoning, sales, inspections, tax, assessment, and license history connected to a property.
- Minneapolis Zoning Code: for information about the allowable uses within different zoning designations click on “Primary Zoning Districts”.
- Major public works improvement projects: lots located along streets with major improvements planned may have future assessments. Contact the Public Works department for more information.
- Topographic maps: the City of Minneapolis encourages development of accessible or visitable housing on sites with suitable topography.
- Drafters available for scope writing: a list of drafting and specification writing businesses familiar with the City of Minneapolis’ plan review process.
Contact Kevin Knase at (612) 673-5231 if you have additional questions.
Last updated Oct 2, 2019