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Vacant Housing Recycling Program

The Vacant Housing Recycling Program facilitates blight removal, responsible development, and healthy housing markets in Minneapolis neighborhoods through the acquisition and sale of residential properties. Residential properties include both vacant structures and vacant lots. 

For information about the Vacant Housing Recycling Program, please refer to the Program Manual (pdf). The Program Manual is currently in draft form and is open for public comment. Comments can be submitted to Roxanne Kimball through Monday, November 23, 2015. 

Residential Properties for Sale

Residential properties for sale are published in several formats:

The sale of properties to prospective purchasers is contingent upon meeting program criteria and is subject to the approval of the City Council. Prices are determined by appraisals and are not negotiable. The City has the right to refuse any and all offers received.

Submitting an Offer

Experienced and responsible parties can purchase vacant residential properties by submitting an offer package. The offer package varies depending on whether you are purchasing a vacant lot or a vacant structure.

All offers must include:

If purchasing a vacant structure, the offer must also include:

If purchasing a vacant lot, the offer must also include:

  • A complete set of concept plans 

Program Updates

Regular program updates are sent to those on the Vacant Housing Recycling Program mailing list. The most recent update is posted on this page: October 2015 (pdf).

To receive future notifications and updates about the Vacant Housing Recycling Program, join the mailing list by filling out this form.

Last updated Oct 21, 2015