St. Paul Public Housing Agency
Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Housing Choice Voucher
555 Wabasha St N, Ste 400, St. Paul, MN, 55102-1602
Distance: 1035 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 online
Vouchers targeted to special populations:
* Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) - long-term case management, supportive services
and permanent housing support for chronically homeless veterans. There are 159 vouchers for this program.
* Family Unification Program (FUP) - allows families to reunite with children who are otherwise unable to leave foster care because of the inability to afford decent affordable housing. There are 100 vouchers for this program.
* Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities program - issued to families where the head, spouse or co-head is a person with disabilities and they have 117 vouchers for this program.
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).
In addition to meeting income eligibility criteria, applicants are prioritized on the waiting list according to their eligibility for local preferences that include applicants who are extremely low income, Saint Paul residents, veterans, and those associated with special allocations.
Most (95%) of the vouchers will be for applicants who live, work or attend school in the City of St. Paul. The remaining 5% will be awarded to other applicants.
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
The waiting list for housing vouchers is currently closed.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
City of St. Paul
|Main - Administrative||(651) 298-5664|
|Main - Help Line||(651) 298-4444|
|Main - Rental||(651) 298-5158|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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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.