Help set priorities for federal housing funds in Osseo

Each year, Hennepin County receives around $6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing_5yr_plan_IMG_9451_1200pxwideHousing and Urban Development for suburban housing and development projects and services.

To guide the use of these funds, Hennepin County works with cities, residents, and other partners to set goals and priorities for affordable housing and community development in suburban communities as part of a five-year action plan. These priorities also help shape broader affordable housing efforts by the county and partner cities.

Understanding your personal experiences and priorities will help inform how federal funds are invested in housing and community development activities and services in our community. The next five-year plan is now under development and there are several ways you can provide feedback.

Attend a listening session


Thursday, October 24 | Brooklyn Center

  • 5:30 pm to 7 pm
  • Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
  • 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway

Register now

Monday, October 28 | Edina

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Hennepin County Library – Southdale
  • 7001 York Avenue South

Register now

What to expect

Each listening session will include:

  • An overview of the five-year plan
  • Presentation of current housing data and trends in suburban cities
  • Facilitated small group discussions
  • Goals and priorities ranking activity

If you need additional accommodations such as a language interpreter, assisted hearing equipment, or childcare, please contact Julia Welle Ayres at Julia.WelleAyres@hennepin or 612-543-4342, at least three days before the event.

Complete a short survey

You can also provide input through a quick and easy online survey. It can be completed in less than five minutes, and you choose how much feedback and information to share.

Take the survey now


You can email feedback on your housing experience and priorities to

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