City-owned property purchase

The City owns vacant structures and makes them available to buy for rehabilitation without city financing assistance. Vacant land for new construction without City financing assistance is also available.


  • Minneapolis Homes Property Sale Manual
    Explains the process for purchasing a vacant structure from the City
  • Required Scope
    Explains rehabilitation standards for all homes
  • Application Walkthrough
    Minneapolis Homes staff lead a walkthrough of the application materials for purchasing City owned property and applying for financing through Minneapolis Homes for ownership housing developments.

Additional resources

We encourage applicants to research properties thoroughly. Here are resources that can help:

  • Property Info
    Search for a property's building, zoning, sales, inspections, tax, assessment and license history.
  • Planning & Zoning
    See allowable uses for zoning designations under Primary Zoning Districts.
  • Topographic maps
    Find sites with topography suitable for development of accessible or visitable housing.
  • Drafters available for scope writing
    See a list of drafting and specification writing businesses familiar with the City's plan review process.

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Contact us

Matthew Ramadan

Residential & Real Estate Development

Community Planning and Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Minneapolis Homes: Build or Rehab

Community Planning & Economic Development


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415