Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority
325 Broadway
Fargo, Cass County, ND

701-293-6262 http://www.fargohousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on April 11th, 2016.

Please note: The Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority covers Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN.

The Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority (FHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Please note: 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.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the FHRA office, located at 325 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102.

The following documents are required when submitting the pre-application: Birth certificate and Social Security Card of all household members, Photo ID of all adult household members, copies of immigration status for each family member born outside of U.S.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Near elderly, family with children, veteran, disabled, victims of domestic violence, displaced by local natural or man made disaster, AmeriCorps Vista member serving in Fargo area, moving into Graver Inn, moving into Sisters Path Treatment Center, reside in Cass or Clay County. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 FHRA website, or call the office at (701) 293-6262.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 11th, 2016.

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


The FHRA offers two apartment communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, one community dedicated for wheelchair accessibility, and Family Scattered Sites, located throughout Fargo.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to 325 Broadway, P.O. Box 430, Fargo, ND 58107. 

The following documents are required when submitting the pre-application: Birth certificate and Social Security Card of all household members, Photo ID of all adult household members, copies of immigration status for each family member born outside of U.S.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Victims of domestic violence, displaced by local natural or man made disaster, AmeriCorps Vista member serving in Fargo area, moving into the Graver Inn, moving into Sisters Path Treatment Center.

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 FHRA website, or call the office at (701) 293-6262.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 6 projects which contain 574 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,279 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority between Public Housing Units (31%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (69%) to that of all housing authorities in North Dakota, Fargo Housing & 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 North Dakota.

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, Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority scored an average of 97 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 86 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Dakota is 79.43.

Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority has an average score that is more than the average North Dakota 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 Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/5/11 Plan
2011 12/17/10 Plan
2010 1/8/10 Plan
2008 11/8/07 Plan
2007 11/16/06 Plan
2006 12/31/05 Plan
2005 11/23/04 Plan
2004 12/9/03 Plan
2003 12/23/02 Plan
2002 1/25/02 Plan
2001 1/2/01 Plan
2000 7/21/00 Plan