Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Section 8 Rental Assistance



The Wait List for the Owatonna HRA Housing Choice Voucher Program

is Now Open to Applicants with the Residency Preference


The waiting list for the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides rental assistance for low-income individuals and families, is being reopened in Steele County through the Owatonna HRA effective August 5, 2015 for applicants with the Residency Preference.

The Owatonna HRA is now accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program to eligible families with the residency preference only.  Families wishing to apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are required to complete the application and submit proof of residency.

The housing office will request documentation of the residency preference at the time application is received. Application from non-Steele County residents will not be accepted.

The resident of service area is described as the following:

  • A family whose head or spouse is living in, working in, or active participant in an education and/or training program in Steele County.

Acceptable proof of residency includes:

  • Current lease, and/or bill from phone, utility company, credit card, etc.
  • Paystub or offer from a company located in Steele County.

A Household may be eligible for a Voucher if their income is below the limits shown here.  The income limits are set by HUD on an annual basis.  They are set at 50% of the median family income for the geographical area.


Family Size                               Annual Income

1 Person                                   $26,600

2 Person                                   $30,400

3 Person                                   $34,200

4 Person                                   $37,950

5 Person                                   $41,000

6 Person                                   $44,050

7 Person                                   $47,100

8 Person                                   $50,100


Eligible applicants may pick up an application and program brochure at the Owatonna HRA office between 8 am and 5 pm Monday – Friday located on the 2nd floor of the City Administration Building at 540 West Hills Circle Drive, Owatonna, MN  55060 or online at www.owatonna.mn.us.



Documents to Download

Housing Application

Housing and Redevelopment Authority Brochure

Subsidized General-Occupancy Rental Housing

Subsidized Senior Housing

Market Rate General Occupancy Rental Housing