Planning & Development

Minnesota Housing Tax Credit Program

The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency oversees the allocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, a HUD affordable housing Program  which provides housing developers or their investors a 10-year reduction in tax liability in exchange for capital to build affordable rental housing units. The LIHTC program has been utilized for several housing projects in Duluth and continues to be a viable funding source for affordable housing in our community. Tax credits are limited and projects compete statewide through the MHFA RFP process. For more information about MHFA’s program or to access application materials, visit them online.

To be an eligible applicant, developers proposing projects in Duluth must have the support of Duluth City Council. To allow for a thoughtful review, please provide the following materials to City Staff by April 17, 2020:

  • Summary description of project
  • Number and types of units proposed 
  • Populations served by rental units
  • Self-scoring worksheet from MN Housing

Electronic submissions can be emailed to planning@duluthmn.gov. 

Funding Cycle Developer Project Name
2008 Round 1  Harbor View Phase IV, LLC Harbor Highlands Phase IV
2010 Round 1 Fire House #1 Limited Partnership Fire House Flats Redevelopment
2012 Round 1 Munger Terrace Limited Partnership Munger Terrace Portfolio
2012 Round 2 Munger Terrace Limited Partnership Munger Terrace Portfolio
2013 Round 1 Hillside Apartments Duluth, LLLP Hillside Apartments
2014 Round 1 Lincoln School Limited Partnership Lincoln Park Apartments
2014 Round 2 Hillside Apartments Duluth, LLLP Hillside Apartments
2016 Round 1 Gateway Properties, LLLP

Gateway Tower

2018 Round 1 Center City Housing Corp.

Garfield Square Apartments

2019 Round 2 One Roof Housing

Decker Dwellings

2019 Round 1 Center City Housing Corp.

Birchwood Apartments

 

A comprehensive list of previously funded multi-family projects is available on MN Housings website.