Get help to fix your home
When your house needs help and it’s time to hire the pros, NeighborWorks Home Partners is ready to lend a hand with affordable home improvement financing.
Where are funds available?
We have a variety of programs available for homeowners throughout Saint Paul and the Twin Cities. We also work with municipalities, neighborhood associations, and community councils to provide community-specific programs.
- City of Saint Paul
- City of North St. Paul
- City of Shoreview
- City of Woodbury
- Ramsey County – Lead Abatement
- MHFA Fix Up Fund
What type of work can be done?
We work with homeowners on a variety of projects: correcting mandatory rehab problems such as roofs, furnaces, and exterior painting; making a home more suitable for a family by adding bathrooms or accessibility modifications; or for some clients, we can assist in aesthetic home improvement projects. Generally, qualifying repairs will be those that improve the safety of the home and the health of the people who live there.
Will I have to make payments?
The terms of your home improvement package will depend on which product you qualify for. Some have no payments due until the house is sold. Some of our customers qualify for programs where they make an affordable payment at a low interest rate.
Determining what program is best for you will depend on a combination of factors including the location of the house, your household income, what type of repairs are needed, and the value of the home and any mortgage debt. Programs in different cities have different qualification guidelines.
Generally, homeowner households must meet these guidelines:
- Income at or below 120% of Area Median Income (currently $120,000 for a family of four)
- Reasonable credit
- For loans that require payments, the ability to repay a loan
All home improvement loans are secured mortgages (a lien is filed with the county). The Ramsey County Lead Abatement program is the exception.
How is income calculated?
We look at the income for the household. All residents of the household age 18 and older are considered. We require verification of income via pay stubs, W-2’s, tax returns, and bank statements, and other documentation of income sources. We recommend collecting these documents as soon as possible.
How Does It Work?
Our lending staff will help determine your eligibility for our financing and help you with the application process. For programs that include construction management services, our construction manager will help you determine your project list, help you choose a contractor, and make sure the work is done correctly before any payments are released.
“NeighborWorks Home Partners made renovating our home very easy. They supported us every step of the way, from helping us brainstorm home improvement ideas, to assisting in the loan process, to arranging for builders to make bids, and finally to monitoring the progress of the improvement. As an added bonus, when our project was finished, NWHP helped us refinance at a lower interest rate. They really do offer a full range of services and supports to homeowners. We’ve used them all. Thanks.” -Andrew