Guides and Tools for Industry Professionals

The Minnesota Homeownership Center is a thought leader in the affordable homeownership space. We track and share valuable information on emerging trends and changing consumer needs. We pull together working coalitions to advance homeownership equity. And we compile and make available directories of programs and loan products aimed at helping lower-income households to become homeowners.

The guides and tools below are intended for use by homeownership advisors and other industry professionals in their day-to-day work with aspiring homeowners.

The payment of interest is prohibited by some religions, and specialized products exist to accommodate this restriction.


This guide provides basic information about ITIN mortgages in Minnesota—how they work, who can use them, and what products are currently available (and from whom).


This interactive tool identifies the various programs a first-time homebuyer may qualify for based on their unique personal circumstances and the location of the property they’re buying.


The Minnesota Homeownership Center maintains a comprehensive list of affordable first mortgage loan products designed for use by homeownership advisors and other industry professionals.

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The Minnesota Homeownership Center maintains a comprehensive list of localized rehabilitation and repair loan/grant program resources available to current homeowners.

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This free online course highlights some of the things prospective buyers should take into consideration when deciding if owning a small rental property and becoming an owner-occupant landlord is right for them.

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The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition’s State Support Project offers a free, web-based tool to create a Foreclosure Sale Postponement Affidavit for homeowners facing a Foreclosure (Sheriff) Sale. Note that the affidavit must be filed at least 15 days before the scheduled sale date.

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The Center maintains a list of approved foreclosure prevention counseling agencies for use by lenders, servicers and foreclosure attorneys in complying with Preforeclosure Notice Requirements (MN Statute 580.021). This list is available upon request.