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Metropolitan Council

Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Housing Choice Voucher

390 Robert St N, Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, MN, 55101-1634

Distance: 1110 Miles

(651) 602-1428


Service Details


Government-funded program (also known as Section 8 vouchers) that provides rental assistance to eligible seniors, singles, families, and persons with disabilities to secure affordable housing. This Housing Authority agency accepts applications to the program and issues the vouchers to qualified applicants. This agency also makes the approved rental subsidy payment to the landlord. Participants will pay approximately 30% of their income for rent and are able to take the voucher with them if they move.

Additional information can be found at:

Additional Information

Metro Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) - Section 8 program
The Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) is committed to assisting low income seniors, singles, families, and persons with disabilities obtain decent and affordable housing in nearly 100 cities in the region. Affordable housing is essential in order to foster economic growth and provide stability for communities and neighborhoods.

The Metro HRA administers the largest Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in the state of Minnesota and provides federally funded rent subsidies to private landlords on behalf of low- income renters. The Metro HRA offers the program in communities throughout Anoka, Carver, and most of suburban Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

They deliver other housing programs in partnership with state and local agencies that help persons with special needs to live as independently as possible. The HRA also administers the Family Affordable Housing Program that provides additional affordable rental housing opportunities in suburban locations. As a regional entity, Metro HRA provides an efficient method for effective delivery of a variety of housing programs and related services.

* The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program provides long-term case management, supportive services and permanent housing support for chronically homeless Veterans. The Housing and Urban Development/VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program seeks to serve the neediest, most vulnerable homeless Veterans. A key component of the program is Veterans Affairs case management services designed to improve the Veteran's physical and mental health and enhance the veteran's ability to live in safe and affordable housing. Metro HRA administers 122 HUD-VASH vouchers.

* Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) vouchers for income eligible families whose head of household, spouse or co-head is non-elderly (under age 62) and disabled may receive a NED voucher. Families with only a minor child with a disability are not eligible. Metro HRA administers 200 NED vouchers.


Housing Choice Vouchers are limited to low-income families and individuals. Your eligibility is based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.

Applicants must meet income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Income guidelines are online at:

Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Tenant information at:

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides rent assistance to households with very low incomes. In order to qualify, annual gross household income cannot exceed:
* 1 person:         $29,050
* 2 persons:     $33,200
* 3 persons:     $37,350
* 4 persons:     $41,450
* 5 persons:     $44,800
* 6 persons:     $48,100
* 7 persons:     $51,400
* 8 persons:     $54,750

Application Instructions

Contact the Housing Authority where you want to live to get on a Section 8 Voucher waiting list. Waiting lists for vouchers are often long or closed.

If you have trouble reaching the Housing Authority, you may also contact the local Housing and Urban Development Field Office:
Minneapolis Field Office
International Centre
920 Second Avenue South, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4012
Phone: (612) 370-3000
Fax: (612) 370-3220
TTY: (612) 370-3186

There are no open waiting lists as of June 18, 2019.

Area Served

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 602-1000
FAX (651) 602-1464
Main - Metro Mobility Customer Service (651) 602-1111 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
Main - Metro Transit Customer Service (612) 373-3333
Main - Public Comment Line (651) 602-1500
TTY (651) 291-0904

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