The Rental Rehab Loan Program provides no-interest loans to landlords committed to preserving affordable rental housing. Qualified landlords can receive up to $40,000 to make health, safety, accessibility, energy-efficient and/or curb appeal upgrades to their rental properties.

Applications are open until the program's complete fund of $750,000 has been distributed.

Download Program Guidelines (PDF) Download an Application Form (PDF) Download an Application Checklist (PDF)

Eligibility

Landlords must:

  • Have a valid Certificate of Occupancy
  • Preserve 50% of units for occupants earning at or less than 60% AMI through the 10-year loan term

Property must:

  • Be 7 units or less

Loans can be used for:

  • Lead-based paint corrections;
  • Tree trimming related to structural interference;
  • Landscaping, including grading work;
  • Window or roof replacement;
  • HVAC and electrical upgrades; and/or,
  • Additional basic and necessary improvements for deferred maintenance activities, health and safety, habitability, energy efficiency, accessibility, livability and/or curb appeal.

See full program guidelines for more details

Eligible properties are shown with red house symbols on the map below.  Zoom, pan, and use the search bar at top right to find properties of interest in Saint Paul. Click on the red house symbols to find more information about eligible properties.

Financing

  • Type: Loan
  • Maximum award: $40,000
  • Loan terms:
    • Interest: 0%
    • Term: 10 years
    • Repayment: Due quarterly
  • Application Fees:
    • Due with application: $50, for title search and credit check
    • Due at closing: $246, for closing and recording

Application

Download Program Guidelines (PDF) Download an Application Form (PDF) Download an Application Checklist (PDF)

Completed applications should be mailed to:

City of Saint Paul
ATTN: Rental Rehab Loan Program
25 W 4th Street, Suite 1100 
Saint Paul, MN 5510

Completed applications include:

For questions, contact Dionne Alkamooneh, Project Manager, at dionne.alkamooneh@ci.stpaul.mn.us or (651) 266-6707.
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Documents

Reference materials:

Application materials:

Last Edited: February 24, 2021