Mercer County Housing Authority
1500 3rd Ave. NW
Mandan, Morton County, ND


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Section 8 HCV 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.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Mercer County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 40 affordable rental units. It also administers 17 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Mercer County Housing Authority 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 Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Mercer County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (70%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (30%) to that of all housing authorities in North Dakota, Mercer County Housing 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 (, 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, Mercer County Housing Authority scored an average of 100 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 100 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Dakota is 79.43.

Mercer County Housing 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

As of the last set of publicly available data, Mercer County Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 97. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Hazen has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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. Mercer County Housing Authority owns and manages 40 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Mercer County Housing Authority is $433.00 compared to the state average of $364.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of North Dakota ranges from a low of $214.00 to a high of $583.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 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 Mercer County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/12/10 Plan
2008 11/15/07 Plan
2007 12/19/06 Plan
2006 6/14/06 Plan
2005 1/3/05 Plan
2004 12/10/03 Plan
2003 12/23/02 Plan
2002 11/13/01 Plan
2001 12/19/00 Plan
2000 5/25/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Mandan from ApartmentSmart

Lakewood Village
2 - 3 BR

Library Square
1 - 2 BR


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Very Small (1 - 49)

Public Housing Size

Very Small (1 - 49)

Section 8 Size


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