Help set priorities for federal housing funds in Edina

Each year, Hennepin County receives around $6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing 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 your community. The next five-year plan is now under development and there are several ways you can provide feedback.

Attend a listening session

Monday, October 7 | Minnetonka

  • 5:30 pm to 7 pm
  • Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
  • 12601 Ridgedale Drive

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Thursday, October 24 | Brooklyn Center

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

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Monday, October 28 | Edina

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

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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

Email us

You can email feedback on your housing experience and priorities to housing@hennepin.us

Affordable Housing

The City recognizes the need to provide affordable housing in order to create and maintain a diverse population and to provide housing for those who live or work in the City. Since the remaining land appropriate for new residential development is limited, it is essential that a reasonable proportion of such land be developed into affordable housing units. 

School Demographics

The City of Edina and District officials agreed to collaborate on a study of the impact on school enrollment of recent housing and population growth in Edina in 2018. The City and District jointly commissioned such a study by former State Demographer Hazel Reinhardt.

Residential Redevelopment

Plans for all new construction permits are reviewed by the City before a building permit is issued. The City's Planning Division check's a plan's setbacks, lot coverage and height and ensures the plans abide by the City's zoning code. The Engineering Department checks storm water and drainage, and erosion control. Before, during and after construction, the Building Division makes sure the plans and construction comply with City code and State building laws.