Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Section 8 Rental Assistance
Public Notice: Section 8 Waiting List Closing
The Owatonna HRA will be closing the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Program) waiting list and will not be taking new Section 8 applications effective October 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm. This is because we are fully utilized and our current waiting list has over 1,000 applicants. Applicants are served by date and time of application and preferences based on community need. Due to the volume of households interested in Section 8, there is a wait of about 3 to 5 years before qualified applicants with preferences are contacted to receive a housing choice vouchers.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal program that provides rental assistance for low- and moderate-income households. Program participants pay a minimum of 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent and the program provides the difference between the participants rent portion and the contract rent.
We will notify the public once we begin taking applications again. However, if you have additional questions about the Owatonna HRA Housing Choice Voucher Program, please call us at 507-774-7318.