Becker County Economic Development Authority
712 Minnesota Avenue
Detroit Lakes, Becker County, MN

218-846-7316

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Becker County Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Becker County Economic Development Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 4th, 2015.

Please note: The Becker County Economic Development Authority is managed by the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, and covers Becker County, MN, with the exception of Detroit Lakes, MN. Please click the link provided for information on that area. 

The Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families. 

Please note: The MMCDC does not offer a Public Housing program for senior/disabled households.

The MMCDC offers 25 scattered site homes for families, ranging in size from 3 to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Request to have a pre-application mailed or emailed to you by calling (218) 846-7316 during normal office hours.
  2. Visit the MMCDC to pick up a pre-application, located at 119 Graystone Plaza, Suite 100, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501, during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Please note: According to the MMCDC, the office requires a, "payment of a $25 nonrefundable application fee for each adult to cover the cost associated with the eligibility review.:

Be sure to include copies of each household members Social Security Cards.

The MMCD does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Displaced by a federally declared disaster, and who are section 8 holders or Public Housing residing in another jurisdiction. or live and/or work in Becker County.

For more information, visit the MMCDC website, or call the office at (218) 846-7316 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Becker County Economic Development Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 25 affordable rental units. It also administers 74 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Becker County Economic Development Authority is determined to be a Very Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1 - 49 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Becker County Economic Development Authority between Public Housing Units (25%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (75%) to that of all housing authorities in Minnesota, Becker County Economic Development Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Minnesota.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Becker County Economic Development Authority scored an average of 79 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 52 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Minnesota is 82.05.

Becker County Economic Development Authority has an average score that is less than the average Minnesota housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Becker County Economic Development Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/23/10 Plan
2008 6/26/08 Plan
2007 4/23/07 Plan
2006 7/26/06 Plan
2005 9/13/05 Plan
2004 8/20/04 Plan
2003 10/28/03 Plan
2002 7/29/02 Plan
2001 12/7/01 Plan
2000 11/29/00 Plan