Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority
428 West Fifth Street
Red Wing, Goodhue County, MN


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RWHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. This waiting list opened on April 11, 2016, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in October 2014.

Please note: According to the RWHRA, the office "is now accepting applications for the Section 8 program only for families eligible for the Red Wing HRA residency preference. Families wishing to apply for the Section 8 program are required to complete the online 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-Red Wing residents will not be accepted."

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call Becky Hinrichs at (651) 301-7027.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the RWHRA website, or call the office at (651) 388-7571.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 28th, 2015.

The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RWHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The RWHRA offers one Public Housing community with 119 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply

  1. Visit the RWHRA to pick up a pre-application, located at 428 West Fifth Street, Red Wing, MN 55066 during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling 651-388-7571 during normal office hours.
  3. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Copy of Birth Certificates and Social security cards.

The RWHRA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, or applicants that live and/or work in Red Wing.

For more information, visit the RWHRA website or call the office at (651) 388-7571 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 119 affordable rental units. It also administers 169 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority between Public Housing Units (41%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (59%) to that of all housing authorities in Minnesota, Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority 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 (, 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, Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2005 and a low score of 81 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Minnesota is 82.05.

Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority 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 (, 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 Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 10/21/09 Plan
2009 12/15/08 Plan
2008 2/1/08 Plan
2007 12/8/06 Plan
2006 12/21/05 Plan
2005 2/1/05 Plan
2004 2/4/04 Plan
2003 12/27/02 Plan
2002 4/5/02 Plan
2001 6/22/01 Plan
2000 6/22/00 Plan