Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
134 East Second Street
Wabasha, Wabasha County, MN

651-565-2638 http://www.semmchra.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County 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.

Please note: The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority covers the Counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue (with the exception of the City of Red Wing), Houston, Wabasha, and Winona (with the exception of the City of Winona), MN. Please click the prior links for information about the excluded areas.
The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. This waiting list opened on June 15, 2016, and is open indefinitely.

Please note: 

  • According to the SEMMCHRA, the office is "now accepting applications for the Section 8 program only for families eligible for the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County HRA residency preference."
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly; families with children, live; work or go to school in the Counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue (with the exception of the City of Red Wing), Houston, Wabasha, or Winona (with the exception of the City of Winona), MN; current of former member of the armed forces, victim of domestic violence, homeless, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the pre-application.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 SEMMCHRA website, or call the office at (651) 565-2638.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

Please note: The Southeast Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority covers the Counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Wabasha, and Winona, MN.

The Southeast Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SMMCHRA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The SMMCHRA offers one Public Housing community with 110 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.


Once the pre-application has been submitted, please write down the confirmation number for future reference.

The SMMCHRA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in the six counties that are listed above.

For more information, visit the SMMCHRA website, or call the office at (651) 565-2638 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County 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 110 affordable rental units. It also administers 370 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority between Public Housing Units (23%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (77%) to that of all housing authorities in Minnesota, Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment 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, Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority scored an average of 92 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 72 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Minnesota is 82.05.

Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County 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 (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 Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 11/25/09 Plan
2009 1/9/09 Plan
2008 4/23/08 Plan
2007 7/11/07 Plan
2006 1/6/06 Plan
2005 5/2/05 Plan
2004 8/24/04 Plan
2003 5/23/03 Plan
2002 8/14/02 Plan
2001 9/14/01 Plan
2000 6/19/00 Plan