Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

215 3rd Street Southeast, Aitkin, MN

There are three waiting lists open now offered by Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Aitkin and Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Village Apartments Senior and Disabled USDA Rural Development Open Until Further Notice

Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Aitkin County and Mille Lacs County.

Go to the Minnesota Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Minnesota Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Aitkin and Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis.

The ACHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from March 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm CT, until further notice.

Please note: According to the ACHRA, this waiting list is "for residents of Aitkin & Mille Lacs counties."

There are four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application available here.
  2. Pick up an application from the ACHRA office, located at 215 3rd St. SE, Aitkin, MN 56431.
  3. Call (218) 927-2151 to request an application by email. Applications will not be mailed.
  4. Send an email to general@aitkinhra.org

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Aitkin & Mille Lacs county.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the ACHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHRA public notice and a representative of the ACHRA on March 25, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Aitkin and Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (218) 927-2151.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing waiting list is currently open.

The ACHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of March 23, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application available here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the Aitkin HRA Office, located at 215 Third Street SE, Aitkin, MN 56431. 

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the ACHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHRA public notice and a representative of the ACHRA on March 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Aitkin County, Minnesota. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (218) 927-2151.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/25/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Village Apartments Senior and Disabled USDA Rural Development Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Senior and Disabled USDA Rural Development waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Village Apartments is currently open.

The ACHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of March 23, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application available here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the Aitkin HRA Office, located at 215 Third Street SE, Aitkin, MN 56431.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly
  • Disabled

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the ACHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHRA public notice and a representative of the ACHRA on March 23, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior and Disabled rental assistance in Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (218) 927-2151.

Last Updated on 03/25/2022.

About Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

About the Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 26 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 26
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $431
Monthly Cost $11,196
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 30% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,631 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 10% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 83% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

32% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

3% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 45% include at least one person with a disability. 69% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

50% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $465. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Aitkin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Aitkin Hra

215 3rd St SE
Aitkin, Minnesota