Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Housing Choice Voucher
390 Robert St N, Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, MN, 55101-1634
Distance: 897 Miles
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: https://www.housinglink.org/SubsidizedHousing
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: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html
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
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
920 Second Avenue South, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4012
Phone: (612) 370-3000
Fax: (612) 370-3220
TTY: (612) 370-3186
From June 12, 2019 8:00am - June 18 noon, agency is accepting online applications. They do not accept applications in any other form, they must be online.
Details and online forms at: https://metrocouncil.org/Housing/Services/Metro-HRA-Rental-Assistance/Applications.aspx?source=child
If you are currently on the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List, you must report any changes in address or family size. To make the changes, log in to your www.assistancecheck.com account.
If you move and they are unable to locate you, your name may be removed from the waiting list.
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties
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BH-7000.4600-700Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Definition
A federally-supported, tenant-based housing program administered by local housing authorities that provides assistance in the form of vouchers that enable income-eligible families to find and lease approved privately owned housing where the landlord has agreed to enter into a contract with the housing authority and/or finance agency. Tenant-based assistance provides rental subsidies that move with a household into any qualifying housing within a certain area. The housing can be (and often is) private housing that may not have been built with the intention of accepting solely low-income tenants, but if the quality and cost of the unit fall within a specified range, it may qualify. Eligible households pay approximately 30% to 40% of their adjusted gross income for rent and the housing authority subsidizes the balance.
BH-8300.3000Housing Authorities Definition
City, county, or state housing offices that provide information about eligibility for and vacancies in the subsidized housing properties that are under their jurisdiction. Housing authorities accept Section 8 applications, provide Section 8 vouchers, make approved Section 8 rental payments and administer public housing communities while in certain rural areas, the housing finance agency may play this role.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YF-6500Physical Disabilities Definition
Any of a variety of conditions that may be due to muscular, skeletal or neuromuscular disorders, paralysis or absence of one or more limbs, which impose physical limitations on the individual.
Groups of people, usually consisting of parents (mothers and fathers) and children, who live together in a common dwelling and depend on one another for support.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.