July 13, 2020

Minnesota HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Minnesota Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Minnesota Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Minnesota HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Minnesota Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. joe says:

    How can you have a felony and still have tax dollars pay your rent? How can you be on section 8 for 10 years and not look for a job? How can you commit a crime such as felony burglary and still live for free? How can problems like this be reported to the head programs managers like Dominic Mitchell and Al Hester and nothing be done?!!!!! How can tax dollars pay not only for criminals to be housed in jails but also in nice houses?!!! How come?!!

  2. Donald Lesnau says:

    I have no income and I have a slight disability I need a place to live. What do I do? I would like to live in MPLS.

  3. Jillian Holiday says:

    Can you please help me apply for Section 8 Housing ? How do I begin? Can you send me an application?
    Is there someone I need to speak with? What do I need to do first? Are there other low income housing programs available? Help please.
    I appreciate your help in directing me.
    Thank You, Sincerely,
    Jillian Holiday

  4. brady says:

    How come the Carlton county HUD office don’t follow procedure? I have wires sticking out and my girlfriend got an upper respitory infection in the new apartment, plus my landlord doesn’t follow disclosure laws or fix the apartment. We have yellow residue dripping down from the ceiling on the walls to the floor. The humidity from the shower makes the problem worse. I notified the city as well and nothing has been fixed or has the mold issue. In the last apartment we couldn’t control our heat or electricity. How can this department get away with treaty us like this?

    The HRA office sent a letter you got ten days but they said about the landlord can evict us and we lose our vouchar.
    In the tenants right handbook an eviction can’t happen under disclosure law and retaliation.

  5. Anna says:

    I need clarification on bedroom requirements; have 5 children, 3 girls, 2 boys. Exactly how many bedrooms do I need? As I am using the choice housing voucher to locate a rental.

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