Home for Generations

About the Program

Home for Generations provides financial incentives to homeowners who undertake large remodeling projects valued at $35,000 or more. Financial incentives include a grant up to $5,000 and a rebate of 50% of your building permit fees.

Home for Generations PDF Application

Home for Generations Process and Checklist


Program Requirements

Eligible properties must be homesteaded, owner-occupied homes at least 20 years old. There are no income limits for participants in this program.

You must include at least one of the following value-added projects to be eligible.

  • Building an addition.
  • Building a sun room.
  • Finishing previously unfinished space.
  • Constructing a covered front porch.
  • Converting a garage into livable space.
  • Major kitchen, bathroom or basement remodel.
  • Adding a bathroom.
  • Reconfiguring living space.
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This program also requires a consultation with an architect to discuss and help plan your remodeling ideas. This service is largely discounted by the City of Coon Rapids.

Projects including two or more exterior upgrades are eligible for a grant of up to 10% of the project cost, not to exceed $5,000.

Eligible exterior upgrades include:

  • Altering the roofline on the front of the house.
  • Replacing a driveway.
  • Constructing columns at the front door.
  • Building a covered front porch.
  • Enhancing the front of the house with brick, stone, or shakes.
  • Upgrading the front door and/or garage door if it faces the street.
  • Landscaping (landscape design assistance required).
  • Other elements as approved.

Projects that do not include eligible exterior upgrades are limited to a grant of up to 5% of the project cost, not to exceed $2,500.

View home improvement loan information.

Green Homes

Before beginning your Home for Generations project, consider scheduling a reduced cost visit with the Home Energy Squad to see if your home needs any energy efficiency upgrades that could be added to your project.

If you project includes installing an energy efficient furnace, air conditioner, or water heater, or air sealing or insulating your house, the City's Green Homes program has additional rebates that can help with the cost. 

Click to watch the 2022 Virtual Home Remodeling Tour featuring beautifully remodeled homes that were updated using the Home for Generations II program:Coon Rapids Virtual Home Remodeling Tour Opens in new window