Housing Rehab Deferred Loans

Hennepin County provides funding to assist low and moderate income homeowners in improving their homes.


To qualify for a deferred loan the following criteria are necessary:

  • Must be a Hopkins homeowner residing in the property to be improved
  • Must not exceed the income limits as listed below
  • Must have equity in the property equal to or greater than the loan amount

Income Limits

Number in Household
Income Limits


  • The maximum deferred loan amount is $30,000.
  • The loan is deferred for a period of 15 years with no monthly payments.
  • The loan is forgiven over 15 years and does not require repayment unless the home is sold prior to the 15-year forgiveness period. Loans must be repaid upon sale of the home if any balance on the loan remains.
  • The combined loan-to-value ratio may not exceed 95%.
  • Residents may have only one deferred loan out with the County at a time, unless one of the loans is an emergency loan.

Eligible Improvements

Improvements must be permanent. Such improvements include alterations or repairs to the property that correct defects or deficiencies in the property that affect the safety and habitability of the home. Work can also include upgrading the home’s energy efficiency.


Examples of eligible improvements include:

  • Furnaces
  • Roofs
  • Windows
  • Electrical
  • Hot water heaters
  • Structural repair
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation


To learn more about the program and see if you qualify, visit the Hennepin County website.