Meeker County HRA
PO Box 277
Dassel , Meeker County , MN

320-275-3542

Waiting List Status:

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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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Meeker County HRA 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 69 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Meeker County HRA 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 Meeker County HRA between Public Housing Units (27%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (73%) to that of all housing authorities in Minnesota, Meeker County HRA 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, Meeker County HRA scored an average of 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 83 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Minnesota is 82.05.

Meeker County HRA 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.

Meeker County HRA manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 94. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Meeker County has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Meeker County HRA owns and manages 25 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Meeker County HRA is $363.00 compared to the state average of $330.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Minnesota ranges from a low of $238.00 to a high of $522.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 Meeker County HRA.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/11/11 Plan
2008 6/25/08 Plan
2007 5/18/07 Plan
2006 10/5/06 Plan
2005 11/4/05 Plan
2004 6/24/04 Plan
2003 7/25/03 Plan
2002 8/1/02 Plan
2001 7/25/01 Plan
2000 7/20/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Dassel from ApartmentSmart

1

Public Housing Projects

25

Public Housing Units

69

Section 8 Vouchers

Very Small (1 - 49)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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