HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota
125 3rd Avenue N
South St Paul, Dakota County, MN

651-554-3270

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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.

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Public Housing Projects

298

Public Housing Units

302

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota
125 3rd Avenue N
South St Paul, Dakota County, MN

651-554-3270

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 298 affordable rental units. It also administers 302 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota between Public Housing Units (50%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (50%) to that of all housing authorities in Minnesota, HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota has a larger 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, HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota scored an average of 90 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 70 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Minnesota is 82.05.

HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota has an average score that is more 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 81. The scores for properties managed by HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota range from a high of 81 to a low of 80.

The highest scoring property in the HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota portfolio is Nan McKay and the lowest scoring property is John Carroll.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota have a passing score.

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

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 HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/1/11 Plan
2011 12/15/10 Plan
2010 3/8/10 Plan
2009 1/8/09 Plan
2008 12/11/07 Plan
2007 12/8/06 Plan
2006 11/30/05 Plan
2005 12/20/04 Plan
2004 12/22/03 Plan
2003 1/3/03 Plan
2002 3/6/02 Plan
2001 12/12/00 Plan
2000 4/4/00 Plan