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Home Improvements

Home energy visit

Home Energy Squad has helped over 15,000 homeowners in the metro area.

This program offers a customized home energy visit where two energy professionals will educate you about ways to save money and energy in your home and also help make it more comfortable.

The home visit also qualifies you for utility rebates, as well as access to specialized energy financing.



During the visit

At the visit the team will:

  • Install energy saving materials such as:
    • Door weather-stripping
    • Programmable thermostat
    • High efficiency water fixtures and light bulbs
    • Water heater blanket
  • Perform a blower door test to measure your home for air leaks.
  • Complete an insulation inspection.
  • Perform safety checks on your heating system and water heater.
  • Recommend cost-effective energy upgrades.
  • Leave you with a report that serves as a road map for next steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient.

Funding for the program

The Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority is supporting Home Energy Squad Enhanced by paying for half of the visit cost for residents. Home Energy Squad is provided by CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy and delivered by the Center for Energy and Environment, a local nonprofit.

Phone and email

Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
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Loan programs

Not sure where to begin with your home improvement projects? The City of Brooklyn Park is dedicated to assisting homeowners and can help connect you with the following loan programs through the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE):

Brooklyn Park Home Improvement Loan Program

Home Energy Loan Program

For more information contact the City's nonprofit partner. The Center for Energy and Environment administers the program on behalf of the City.

Phone and email

Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
Visit Center for Energy and Environment

Front Yard Fix-up Grant

The City of Brooklyn Park Front Yard Fix-up Grant is now available! The Front Yard Fix-up Grants will help low and moderate income homeowners to fix-up the outside of their single-family homes and front yards. Projects must be located in the front or side yard of a home and must be visible from a public street. The program will help spruce up neighborhoods and protect property values.

Apply for the Front Yard Fix-up Grant

The program provides a matching grant of $1,000 to $7,500 to low and moderate income households to make repairs, additions and upgrades to the front exterior and yard of their homes. 

Projects must have a minimum cost of $2,000 and may include:

  • Repairs
  • Additions
  • Grading around the home
  • Fixing a foundation leak
  • Trimming or removing overgrown or dead shrubs and trees
  • Replacement or addition of new shrubs and trees
  • Addition of a front porch
  • Other

See page three for a more complete list of eligible activities. 

The money for the Front Yard Fix-up Grants comes from the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. To receive a grant, households must have a total household income at or below 80% area median income (AMI) for Hennepin County adjusted annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Phone and email

John Kinara
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Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
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Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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John Kinara
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