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Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Housing Choice Voucher

320 3rd St NW, Rice Co. Gov't Services Bldg, Faribault, MN, 55021-5195

Distance: 454 Miles

(507) 333-3787


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 online


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


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Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RCHRA) Section 8 Preferences:
* Resident of Rice County: Families that have permanent, sole place of residency in Rice County at the time of application.
* Working Family: An applicant/spouse/partner/other adult who is working at the time of application.
* Disabled: Family whose head, spouse or sole member:
- Has a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.423), or
- Is determined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations to have a physical, mental or emotional impairment that: is expected to be of long, continued, and indefinite duration; substantially impedes his or her ability to live independently; and is of such a nature that such ability could be improved by more suitable housing conditions, or
- Has a developmental disability as defined in Section 102 if the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 6001 (5)).
- The definition of a person with disabilities does not exclude persons who have the disease Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or any conditions arising from etiologic agent for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, for the purpose of qualifying for low income housing, the definition does not include a person whose disability is based solely on any drug or alcohol dependence.
- Verification must include one or more of the following: Verified by a knowledgeable professional source that the person meets this criteria, using the exact working in the HUD definition; Receipt of Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income; or Original Social Security Administration (SSA) notice confirming Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
* Elderly: An applicant or spouse who is sixty-two (62) years of age or older.

The RCHRA will offer in person interpreters or telephone interpreters as requested by applicants/participants at no cost. Please call the RCHRA at (507) 333-3787.

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

Check agency website to see if they are taking applications.

You can sign up online to be notified when the waiting list is open.


There is no fee for this service.

When families begin renting assisted units, they must pay a minimum of 30%, not to exceed 40%, of their monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities. This calculation of assistance is done by the housing authority.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Rice County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 333-3787

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