Local Housing Trust Fund Manual

With 80 pages of references, case studies and explainers, the Local Housing Trust Fund Manual for Minnesota provides an in-depth discussion of key decisions local communities will make to establish a Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) — from creating priorities to choosing revenue sources.

What is a local housing trust fund?

Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTF) are funds established by a local government by dedicating local public revenue for housing. They are a consistent, flexible resource for housing within a local jurisdiction. Trust funds help communities leverage public and private resources and jumpstart projects that draw investment and jobs. LHTFs enable communities to prioritize developments that maximize benefit to the local community. 

MHP’s Local Housing Trust Fund webinar series

Introduction to Local Housing Trust Funds: Presentation Slides (PDF): Here, Webinar Recording: Here

LHTFs: A Guide to Implementation: Presentation Slides (PDF): Here, Webinar Recording: Here

LHTFs: Community Engagement: Presentation Slides (PDF): Here, Webinar Recording: Here

Minnesota Cities and Counties with Local Housing Trust Fund

To support peer to peer learning, MHP has curated a list of Minnesota cities and counties that have adopted Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTF’s). For each jurisdiction, please find a summary of funding sources for the LHTF, uses of the LHTF, adopting legislation, and other key facts. MHP updates this list periodically. 

Download (PDF): MN Communities with LHTFs