Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on September 4th, 2015.

Please note: The Becker County Economic Development Authority is managed by the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, and covers Becker County, MN, with the exception of Detroit Lakes, MN. Please click the link provided for information on that area. 

The Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families. 

Please note: The MMCDC does not offer a Public Housing program for senior/disabled households.

The MMCDC offers 25 scattered site homes for families, ranging in size from 3 to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Request to have a pre-application mailed or emailed to you by calling (218) 846-7316 during normal office hours.
  2. Visit the MMCDC to pick up a pre-application, located at 119 Graystone Plaza, Suite 100, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501, during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Please note: According to the MMCDC, the office requires a, "payment of a $25 nonrefundable application fee for each adult to cover the cost associated with the eligibility review.:

Be sure to include copies of each household members Social Security Cards.

The MMCD does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Displaced by a federally declared disaster, and who are section 8 holders or Public Housing residing in another jurisdiction. or live and/or work in Becker County.

For more information, visit the MMCDC website, or call the office at (218) 846-7316 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Becker County Economic Development Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Persons Who Live or Work Locally.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Becker County Lrph 73/100 03/12/2014

Becker County Economic Development Authority serves the following locations in the state of Minnesota:

Affordable Apartments near Becker County Economic Development Authority

101 Graystone Plz
Graystone Annex is a 19 unit low income housing apartment community in Detroit Lakes.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Detroit Lakes.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
200 Heights Ridge Ln
Richwood Heights is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Detroit Lakes.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Detroit Lakes.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
101 Main St
White Earth Homes I is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in White Earth.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in White Earth.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit