City-owned unfunded 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.

Applications for City owned development sites and vacant structures are due on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 1 p.m. 

Join the question and answer session on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Property opportunities and help

Minneapolis Homes seeks to create and sustain housing in the city. To do this, we provide the following for homebuyers, homeowners and developers:

Vacant Structure Open House Inspections

Attending the open house inspection is mandatory to submit an offer to purchase a property. All attendees must electronically submit a separate signed liability waiver for each property address including the scheduled date and time you wish to attend listed below. Up to three (3) persons may attend per development team. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of the liability waiver(s).

See Liability Waiver

Address Sale Thursday open house times Saturday open house times
4048 31st Ave S $185,000 Thursday, February 16, 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
2443 15th Ave S $106,000 Thursday, February 16, 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
2319 Madison St NE $75,000 Thursday, February 16, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
1403 14th Ave N $130,000 Thursday, February 16, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
1600 Oliver Ave N $85,000 Thursday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
*2810 Penn Ave N $85,000 Thursday, February 16, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
2919 Penn Ave N $75,000 Thursday, February 16, 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
2818 Girard Ave N $75,000 Thursday, February 16, 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
3242 Girard Ave N $90,000 Thursday, February 16, 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3246 Oliver Ave N $100,000 Thursday, February 16, 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

* Open house is tentatively scheduled for these dates. Contact Matthew Ramadan for questions


  • Program 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.

How to submit an offer

Complete the Application and Offer to Purchase for the appropriate type of development

After you submit an offer

We have an approximately 90-day review and approval process led by:

  • Residential and Real Estate Development staff
  • The Minneapolis City Council
  • The neighborhood organization where the project will be located

Sample offer

Our sample offer to purchase:

  • Can help you as you fill out the offer documents
  • Shows a rehabilitation proposal from residents who plan to live in the property as their primary home

View example offer

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.

Request accessible format

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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